Paris: Roger Federer defeated Janko Tipsarevic 6-1, 6-4, 6-3 to reach the fourth round of the French Open on Friday.
The third-seeded Federer reached this stage of the clay-court Grand Slam tournament for the seventh straight year. He won the title in 2009 and was knocked out in the quarterfinals last year.
Federer had 37 winners and saved the only break point he faced before closing out the match when his 29th-seeded opponent sent an easy volley long.
The 16-time Grand Slam champion has not dropped a set at the French Open this year. He will next take on either Swiss Davis Cup teammate Stanislas Wawrinka or Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France.
Results from the sixth day of the 2011 French Open at Roland Garros on Friday (x denotes seeded player):
Men, 3rd rd
David Ferrer (ESP x7) bt Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR x31) 6-1, 6-1, 6-3
Roger Federer (SUI x3) bt Janko Tipsarevic (SRB x29) 6-1, 6-4, 6-3
Fabio Fognini (ITA) bt Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP x30) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, 6-1
Women, 3rd rd
Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS x13) bt Rebecca Marino (CAN) 6-0, 6-4
Marion Bartoli (FRA x11) bt Julia Goerges (GER x17) 3-6, 6-2, 6-4
Gisela Dulko (ARG) bt Samantha Stosur (AUS x8) 6-4, 1-6, 6-3
Jelena Jankovic (SRB x10) bt Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) 6-2, 6-2
Francesca Schiavone (ITA x5) bt Peng Shuai (CHN x29) 6-3, 1-2 - retired