Federer eases through

Roger Federer moved into the third round after dropping just two games

Roger Federer moved into the third round after dropping just two games

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Roger Federer put on a professional display as he eased into the third round of the Rogers Cup in Toronto with a straight-sets win over Canadian Peter Polansky.

The second seed, who is currently ranked third in the world, was clinical as he dismantled Polansky's serve in front of his home fans to win 6-2 6-0.

The other second-round match of the day saw third seed Stan Wawrinka given a test by French qualifier Benoit Paire, with the Swiss eventually prevailing 4-6 6-3 7-6 (7/2) in a contest which lasted more than two hours.

In first-round action, Canadian Vasek Pospisil pushed Richard Gasquet in front of his home supporters but was ultimately edged out 7-5 7-5 by the 12th seed.

Ivo Karlovic will face Gasquet next after beating Bernard Tomic 3-6 7-6 (7/5) 7-6 (8/6) in a lengthy contest, while Latvian Ernests Gulbis ruthlessly made sure there were no upsets in his match as he refused to relinquish even a single break point in a 6-3 6-4 triumph over Joao Sousa.

Frenchman Gael Monfils faces a second-round clash against world number one Novak Djokovic after beating Radek Stepanek 6-4 7-5.

Australian teenager Nick Kyrgios, given a wildcard as he returns to action for the first time since reaching the quarter-finals at Wimbledon, saw off Santiago Giraldo 7-6 (7/3) 7-5 to earn a meeting with Andy Murray.

Number 16 Fabio Fognini defeated Russian Mikhail Youzhny 6-4 6-3 and 17th-seeded Tommy Robredo took a 6-3 7-6(7/3) win over German Philipp Kohlschreiber.

Canadian Frank Dancevic could not lift the home crowd as he lost 5-7 6-0 6-3 to Donald Young, while Brayden Schnur lost 6-3 6-3 to Andreas Seppi.

Jack Sock dispatched Jurgen Melzer 6-1 6-3 to set up a meeting with home favourite Milos Raonic, while there were also first-round wins for Gilles Simon, Lu Yen-hsun and Malek Jaziri.


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