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Federer waltzes past Bjorkman into third round

Top seed continued his march towards a third Australian Open crown when he crushed Swede Bjorkman 6-2 6-3 6-2 in the second round.

india Updated: Jan 17, 2007 13:24 IST
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Top seed Roger Federer continued his march towards a third Australian Open crown when he crushed experienced Swede Jonas Bjorkman 6-2 6-3 6-2 in the second round on Wednesday.

In a repeat of last year's Wimbledon semi-final, the Swiss maestro outclassed the doubles specialist, who has never won a set against the world number one in five meetings, to seal victory in one hour 35 minutes on Rod Laver Arena.

The 34-year-old Swede briefly threatened a fightback when he broke back to level at 2-2 in the third set but Federer, seeking his 10th grand slam title, reeled off the next four games.

The win could set up a potentially tricky third-round match against Russian 25th seed Mikhail Youzhny.

First Published: Jan 17, 2007 08:59 IST

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