Roger Federer had no trouble winning his first match as a father of four Sunday afternoon in Paris, participating in his 58th consecutive grand slam. The Swiss maestro sailed into the second round at Roland Garros with a 6-2 6-4 6-2 victory over Lukas Lacko in 1 hour 24 minutes. He was sharp from start to finish, in an efficient match which also allowed him to experiment with various tactics.
Federer fired seven aces, serving at 72% for his first serve, winning 89% of points on his first serve and 76% of points on his second serve. He hit 40 winners, 19 unforced errors, and converted 5/11 break point opportunities.
The win is the 59th at Roland Garros for the 17-time grand slam champion, tying him with 8-time champion Rafael Nadal. Federer faces Diego Sebastian Schwartzman in the second round on Wednesday.
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