Australian Open: Roger Federer marches into second round

Roger Federer crafted a dominant 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 win against James Duckworth in what was his first match after appointing Stefan Edberg as coach.

Updated: January 14, 2014 11:15 IST
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Melbourne: Roger Federer kept his cool on a scorching second day at the Australian Open, starting his record 57th consecutive Grand Slam tournament with a 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 victory in his first match with Stefan Edberg as a coach.

Federer was second match on Rod Laver Arena on Tuesday, and the temperature topped 41 Celsius (106 Fahrenheit) during his win over Australian wildcard James Duckworth.

Federer, who joked about getting the better of childhood hero Edberg in the warm-up, said it was steamy but "actually, it's not crazy. I'm feeling OK right now."

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