Roger Federer, Wawrinka advance in Paris

By The Sports NetworkUpdated May 27, 2015 at 2:06 PM
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Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka won second-round matches Wednesday at the French Open.

Federer, this year's second seed and the 2009 champion, earned a 6-2, 7-6 (7-1), 6-3 triumph over Spain's Marcel Granollers, while the eighth-seeded Wawrinka notched a 6-3, 6-4, 5-7, 6-3 victory over Serbia's Dusan Lajovic.

There wasn't much drama for Federer, although he did have to battle back from a deficit in the second set. Granollers broke serve for a 4-2 lead, but Federer broke right back and dominated the eventual tiebreak.

Next up for the 17-time Grand Slam champion will be Bosnia's Damir Dzumhur, who knocked off Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus in four sets.

Wawrinka recovered from a minor hiccup in the third set and squandered three match points in the fourth before finally finishing off Lajovic with a break of serve. He will next face surprising American Steve Johnson, who followed his upset of Spain's Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in the first round with a four-set win over Sergiy Stakhovsky on Wednesday.

Japan's Kei Nishikori also moved on in straight sets Wednesday. The fifth seed eased past Brazil's Thomaz Bellucci, 7-5, 6-4, 6-4. Bellucci was coming off a win last week at the French Open tune-up in Geneva.

Another early winner Wednesday was 12th-seeded Frenchman Gilles Simon, who eliminated Slovakia's Martin Klizan in three sets.


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