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Federer sees off Peter Luczak at French Open

By The Assam Tribune

PARIS, May 24 (Agencies): Roger Federer began the defence of his French Open title with a 6-4, 6-1, 6-2 victory over Australia�s Peter Luczak.

The world number one conceded just two points on serve before breaking in game 10 to take the first set.

He then raced through the second against his Polish-born opponent who is currently ranked 71st in the world.

Luczak, however, was never overawed and gave Federer food for thought with some neat drop shots, but the Swiss star came through with plenty to spare.

Federer, who completed a career Grand Slam by winning his first French Open crown in 2009, will face Colombia�s Alejandro Falla for a place in the last 32.

In other matches, Spanish 27th seed Feliciano Lopez made an early exit at Roland Garros, beaten 6-1, 7-6 (6-5), 6-2 by Germany�s Julian Reister.

Florian Mayer of Germany was forced to withdraw before his first round match on Monday against French 13th seed Gael Monfils with an intestinal virus.

Mayer, who has never got beyond the second round at Roland Garros, has been replaced in the main draw by compatriot Dieter Kindlmann.

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