French Open: Roger Federer eases through to next round in straight sets
Last Updated: 27/05/13 9:10am
Roger Federer cruised into the second round of the French Open with a 6-2 6-2 6-3 win over Spanish qualifier Pablo Carreno-Busta.
Despite a blip in the first set, Federer never looked in any danger against a man tipped for great things in the future.
Carreno-Busta, 21, won seven consecutive Futures tournaments earlier this year, with clay his favourite surface. In that time his world ranking has jumped from 654 to 166.
He did manage to break the second seed in the first set to create some excitement on Court Philippe Chartrier.
But that was as good as it got, Federer never needing to find top gear and he wrapped up the match with a trademark backhand down the line winner after 80 minutes on court.
"I didn't know a great deal about my opponent. He played really well and has a great future," said Federer, who served 10 aces and hit 33 winners in his 55th victory at Roland Garros.
Federer, who is just two away from Wayne Ferreira's record of 56 consecutive Grand Slam appearances, will face Indian Somdev Devvarman in the second round.
Meanwhile, fourth seed David Ferrer was a straight-sets winner against Australia's Marinko Matosevic 6-4 6-3 6-4.
There were also wins for Milos Raonic, Kevin Anderson, Jeremy Chardy, Andreas Seppi and Sam Querrey.