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Federer breezes into Roland Garros second round

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Federer of Switzerland waits for a serve from Lacko of Slovakia, during their men's singles match at the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris
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Roger Federer of Switzerland waits for a serve from Lukas Lacko of Slovakia, during their men's singles …

PARIS (Reuters) - Roger Federer barely broke sweat as he eased into the second round of the French Open with a 6-2 6-4 6-2 win against unheralded Slovakian Lukas Lacko on Sunday.

The fourth seed, chasing a second Roland Garros trophy and a record-extending 18th grand slam title, produced some fine attacking tennis in an 84-minute master class.

Swiss Federer, who claimed his last grand slam title at Wimbledon in 2012, won a lot of quick points thanks to thumping backhands and whipping forehands on court Philippe Chatrier.

He will next face Portuguese Gastao Elias or Argentine Diego Sebastian Schwartzman.

(Reporting by Julien Pretot, editing by Pritha Sarkar)

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