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Federer breezes into 2nd round at French Open

Paris, France (SportsNetwork.com) - Roger Federer was among the winners Sunday in the first round of the French Open.

The fourth-seeded Swiss didn't face a break point in a 6-2, 6-4, 6-2 triumph over Slovakian Lukas Lacko on Court Chatrier.

Federer won 39 of 44 points on first serve, swatted seven aces and held a lopsided edge in winners (40-13).

The 2009 French Open champ was pleased to get off to a good start.

"There's always that little bit of feeling that if you don't feel well, if the opponent plays great and whatever happens, you could lose early. I was happy getting early signs out of the match that I was actually playing well and I was going to get my chances," said Federer, who is seeking a record-extending 18th Grand Slam title.

Lacko, who was broken five times, has lost in the opening round 14 times in 20 major appearances.

Sixth-seeded Czech Tomas Berdych, eighth-seeded Canadian Milos Raonic, 10th- seeded American John Isner and 13th-seeded Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga also advanced.

Berdych, a semifinalist at this clay-court Grand Slam in 2010, beat Canadian qualifier Peter Polansky 6-3, 6-4, 6-4, Raonic topped Australian wild card Nick Kyrgios 6-3, 7-6 (7-1), 6-3, Isner grinded out a 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-4), 7-5 win over French wild card Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Tsonga battled past countryman Edouard Roger-Vasselin 7-6 (7-4), 7-5, 6-2.

Other seeded winners included No. 15 Mikhail Youzhny of Russia, No. 20 Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine, No. 22 Jerzy Janowicz of Poland and No. 31 Dmitry Tursunov of Russia.

Youzhny rallied from two sets down to beat Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta 3-6, 1-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-0.

American Sam Querrey, Frenchman Jeremy Chardy, Finn Jarkko Nieminen, Czech Radek Stepanek, Kazakhstan's Aleksandr Nedovyesov and Argentine Diego Sebastian Schwartzman also were victorious on Day 1.

Rafael Nadal beat David Ferrer in last year's final to capture a fourth straight and record eighth French Open title.