Federer wallops Hanescu to charge into third round

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Top seed Roger Federer stormed into the third round of the Australian Open with a 6-2 6-3 6-2 demolition of Romania's Victor Hanescu Thursday.

Federer appeared in great touch against the 47th-ranked Romanian, clubbing 52 winners and landing 67 percent of his first serves.

The Swiss maestro, who was beaten in the final by arch-rival Rafa Nadal last year, was not broken once against Hanescu, and is a step closer to extending his grand slam record to 16 at Melbourne Park.

Federer next faces Albert Montanes of Spain, who he has beaten in both previous meetings.

(Reporting by Ian Ransom; Editing by Justin Palmer)