Last Updated: Sunday, May 25, 2014, 22:27
Paris: 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.
First Published: Sunday, May 25, 2014, 22:27