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Australian Open: Federer crushes Taiwanese teen to advance

January 19, 2015 15:57 IST

Roger Federer of Switzerland plays a forehand in his first round match against Yen-Hsun Lu of Chinese Taipei at the 2015 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on Monday

Roger Federer of Switzerland plays a forehand in his first round match against Yen-Hsun Lu of Chinese Taipei at the 2015 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on Monday. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Roger Federer strolled into the second round of the Australian Open with a clinical 6-4, 6-2, 7-5 rout of Taiwan's Lu Yen-Hsun under the lights of Rod Laver Arena on Monday.

In ominous form after winning the Brisbane International in the lead-up, the 33-year-old Swiss was impenetrable on serve and charged around the court like a teenager to preserve his unbeaten record in the first round at Melbourne Park in his 16th appearance.

The 47th-ranked Lu battled hard to make the third set a contest, but lost serve in the 11th game before Federer sealed the match in less than two hours.

The Swiss master will play Italian Simone Bolelli in the next round.

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