Roger Federer cruises into French Open second round

Updated: 26 May 2013 21:53 IST

Federer will face India's Somdev Devvarman, who beat Daniel Munoz-De La 6-3 6-3 7-5 in the first round.

Roger Federer cruises into French Open second round
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Paris:

Roger Federer swept qualifier Pablo Carreno Busta on Sunday in the first round of the French Open, 6-2, 6-2, 6-3.

Playing at Roland Garros for the 15th year in a row, Federer earned a big roar from the center court crowd after he closed out the victory with a picturesque backhand winner. Federer lost only seven points on his first serve and was broken just once by Carreno Busta.

The 21-year-old Spaniard was making his Grand Slam debut after winning seven consecutive Futures events.

Federer, the 2009 champion, remained unbeaten in first-round matches at major tournaments since 2003.

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