17 May 2012

Federer breezes into third round in Rome

6:12 am on 17 May 2012

Roger Federer has breezed into the third round of the Rome Masters tennis tournament, coping with dust storm conditions and a fast start by his Argentine opponent.

Carlos Berlocq won the first 12 points of the match, but Federer won 6-3 6-4 to book a meeting with the Spanish veteran Juan Carlos Ferrero.

The world number two decided to play only after his morning practice session, carrying a few aches and pains after winning the Madrid Masters last weekend.