Federer through with ease
Madrid - Defending champion Roger Federer shrugged off his recent dip in form to cruise into the third round of the Madrid Masters on Tuesday, beating Benjamin Becker of Germany 6-2 7-6 (4).
The top seeded Federer broke serve straight away and then broke again to close out the first set, before taking control of the second set tiebreaker to win in 1 hour, 21 minutes.
Federer is seeking to improve his game in Madrid. He lost his first clay-court match of the year at the Rome Masters before exiting the Estoril Open at the semifinal stage.
In the women's tournament, ninth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska lost in the second round to Patty Schnyder 3-6 6-4 6-4 and 12th-seeded Marion Bartoli lost to Anabel Medina Garrigues 6-2 6-0.
Juan Ignacio Chela, Argentina, def. Pablo Cuevas, Uruguay, 2-0, retired.
Eduardo Schwank, Argentina, def. Paul-Henri Mathieu, France, 6-3, 6-3.
Philipp Petzschner, Germany, def. Fabio Fognini, Italy, 6-1, 4-6, 7-5.
Victor Hanescu, Romania, def. Igor Andreev, Russia, 3-6, 6-5, retired.
Thomaz Bellucci (16), Brazil, def. Pere Riba, Spain, 7-6 (5), 6-1.
Ernests Gulbis, Latvia, def. Albert Montanes, Spain, 7-5, 6-1.
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, Spain, def. Daniel Gimeno-Traver, Spain, 6-3, 6-4.
Marcos Baghdatis, Cyprus, def. Marco Chiudinelli, Switzerland, 6-3, 6-4.
Stanislas Wawrinka (15), Switzerland, def. Marcel Granollers, Spain, 6-4, 6-4.
Roger Federer (1), Switzerland, def. Benjamin Becker, Germany, 6-2, 7-6 (4)
Shahar Peer, Israel, def. Alisa Kleybanova, Russia, 7-6 (4), 6-0.
Andrea Petkovic, Germany, def. Flavia Pennetta (14), Italy, 7-6 (3), 6-3.
Lucie Safarova, Czech Republic, def. Olga Govortsova, Bulgaria, 4-6, 6-2, 7-5.
Patty Schnyder, Switzerland, def. Agnieszka Radwanska (9), Poland, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4.
Nadia Petrova (16), Russia, def. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Russia, 6-2, 7-5.
Samantha Stosur (8), Australia, def. Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez, Spain, 7-6 (2), 6-4.
Anabel Medina Garrigues, Spain, def. Marion Bartoli (12), France, 6-2, 6-0.