Roger cruises into second round

Roger was in fine touch on Rod Laver Court and moved into the second round of the Australian Open with a 6-1, 6-1, 6-3 victory against Lukas Lacko.

Roger proved that he is in great shape, breaking Lacko's serve seven times in total. "I felt great right from the start. My aim was to play aggressively and see if Lacko can hold the pace", Roger said after the match.

Roger won the point on his firs serve 87 percent of the time and won 16 of 20 net approaches to mix it up enough to make the baseliners of the game uncomfortable. He needed no more than 33 minutes for any of the three sets, showing some fantastic tennis. Lacko did score a break in the second set, but was unable to win the games upon his own serve. Roger needed one final break in the last set to comfortably wrap up the victory after 84 minutes.

Next up is a clash with either Sydney International winner Gilles Simon of France or Taiwan's Yen-Hsun Lu on Wednesday.

Date: 17.01.2011, Source: RF Official


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