• French Open, Day Two

Federer in cruise control in win over Kamke

ESPN staff
May 28, 2012
Roger Federer served six aces in his win over Tobias Kamke © Getty Images

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Roger Federer made serene progress into the second round of the French Open as he cruised past Tobias Kamke at Roland Garros.

As women's world No. 1 Victoria Azarenka narrowly avoided an opening-round exit on Monday, Federer expended minimal energy as he claimed a 6-2 7-5 6-3 victory on Court Suzanne Lenglen.

Despite dropping his serve once in each set, Federer, who is bidding to reclaim the trophy he won in 2009, rarely looked troubled against the world No. 78.

Having strolled through the opening set, Federer met with greater resistance in the second as Kamke broke for a 4-2 lead, but the Swiss levelled before grabbing a late break to edge closer to a place in the second round.

Having established a comfortable cushion in the third, Federer wobbled briefly as he was broken when serving for the match, but he broke straight back to wrap up victory inside two hours. Next up for the 16-time grand slam champion is Romania's Adrian Ungur, who outlasted David Nalbandian 6-3 5-7 6-4 7-5.

Lleyton Hewitt may have played his last match at Roland Garros after his first-round defeat to Blaz Kavcic 7-6(2) 6-3 6-7(4) 6-3. Hewitt, who was handed a wildcard for the event after slipping to No. 176 in the world rankings, was playing in his first competitive match since February after foot surgery.

Nikolay Davydenko fell at the first round for a second successive grand slam as he was beaten in straight sets by Andreas Seppi. The Italian will now face Mikhail Kukushkin, who hung on to beat Ernests Gulbis 6-4 7-6(4) 5-7 2-6 6-4.

Meanwhile, Feliciano Lopez's French Open campaign was shortlived after the No. 15 seed quit after just five games in his first-round match against Florent Serra. The Spaniard had not managed to get a game on the board when he pulled out with a side muscle injury.

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