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Roger Federer, David Ferrer breeze in first-round French Open wins

May 26, 2013 at 2:53 PM   |   Comments

PARIS, May 26 (UPI) -- Second-seeded former champ Roger Federer and No. 4 David Ferrer advanced Sunday with first-round victories at the French Open.

Federer, the 2009 French Open winner who is seeking his first title of 2013, fired 10 aces in dispatching Spanish qualifier Pablo Carreno-Busta 6-2, 6-2, 6-3 in an 80-minute match.

His next opponent will be India's Somdev Devvarman, who logged a 6-3, 6-3, 7-5 decision over Spaniard Daniel Munoz-De La Nava.

Spain's Ferrer won a first-round French Open match for the 11th straight year, moving on with a 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 triumph over Australia's Marinko Matosevic.

No. 14 Canadian Milos Raonic beat Belgian Xavier Malisse 6-2, 6-1, 4-6, 6-4, and 18th-seeded American Sam Querrey prevailed 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 over Slovakia' Lukas Lacko in other first-round matches.

Nos. 15 Gilles Simon and 25 Jeremy Chardy of France, 20th-seeded Italian Andreas Seppi and No. 23 Kevin Anderson of South Africa advanced with Sunday victories as well.

Portugal's Joao Sousa, Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut, Slovenia's Blaz Kavcic and Czech Jan Hajek also posted Day 1 victories.

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