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Federer in form

Roger Federer cruised into the second round of the Australian Open, comfortably beaten the unseeded Slovak Lukas Lacko 6-1, 6-1, 6-3.

The Swiss dispatched his opponent in less than an hour and a half, and will now face the winner of Gilles Simon and Yen-Hsun Lu. Either one of them will have to deal with a Federer who has started 2011 in the same manner in which he finished 2010, in blistering form and on the hunt for his 17th Grand Slam title.

‘I'm really enjoying myself, playing extremely well at the moment and the last six months have been fantastic,' said Federer. 'I'm very happy how things are going and I will see how far I can go in the tournament.

‘I thought it was a good match. I don't think he played too bad himself. I saw some talent in him and that's why I was really happy I chose the tactic early on to pressure him. That it worked was great and I'm obviously very happy.’

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