Safin, Federer, Cilic, Ferrer, djokovic through to the third round

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Australian Open 2005 champion Marat Safin has breezed through to the third round of the tournament after downing Spain’s Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in straight sets, 7-5 6-2 6-2.

Quick facts
Safin served 18 aces and just three double faults, while Garcia-Lopez managed just one ace for the match
Safin recorded 31 winners to Garcia-Lopez’s 19
The Russian made 23 unforced errors to his opponent’s 35
Safin won seven points at the net, while Garcia-Lopez won six

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Roger Federer has breezed through his second round Australian Open 2009 match against Russian Evgeny Korolev 6-2 6-3 6-1, setting up a tantalising third-round clash with Marat Safin.

Quick facts
Korolev made 44 unforced errors to Federer’s 15
Federer converted seven of 12 break points for the match, while Korolev converted his only break point chance on Federer’s serve
Korolev won 13 of 25 points at the net (52 per cent)
Federer landed 60 per cent of first serves, and had eight aces to Korolev’s two


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Croatian young gun Marin Cilic has moved through to the third round of Australian Open 2009 following a hard-fought 6-2 6-3 4-6 6-3 victory over Serbian Janko Tipsarevic.

Quick facts
Cilic cracked 54 winners and 22 aces during the match
Tipsarevic managed 32 winners and just four aces
Both players had a similar error count – 46 for Cilic, 42 for Tipsarevic
The Croatian won 17 points at the net, while Tipsarevic won 15

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Spanish 11th seed David Ferrer was the first man through, thrashing Slovakian veteran Dominik Hrbaty 6-2, 6-2, 6-1.

Quick facts
Ferrer served eight aces to Hrbaty’s two
Ferrer won 78 points to Hrbaty’s 34
Hrbaty made 34 unforced errors to Ferrer’s 18
Ferrer had 20 winners to Hrbaty’s six

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Defending men’s singles champion Novak Djokovic continued his passage through the Australian Open 2009 draw with a 7-5 6-1 6-3 victory over Frenchman Jeremy Chardy on Wednesday.

Quick facts
Djokovic served seven aces to Chardy’s three
Chardy had 32 unforced errors to Djokovic’s 17
Djokovic was a perfect 6-for-6 on break point opportunities
Djokovic won 15 of 20 points at the net


Result 2nd Round
Novak Djokovic SRB (3) d Jeremy Chardy FRA 7-5 6-1 6-3
Roger Federer SUI (2) d Evgeny Korolev RUS 6-2 6-3 6-1
Marat Safin RUS (26) d Guillermo Garcia-Lopez ESP 7-5 6-2 6-2
Marin Cilic CRO (19) d Janko Tipsarevic SRB 6-2 6-3 4-6 6-3
David Ferrer ESP (11) d Dominik Hrbaty SVK 6-2 6-2 6-1
Stanislas Wawrinka SUI (15) d Brydan Klein AUS 6-3 6-4 6-4
Tomas Berdych CZE (20) d Brian Dabul ARG 6-1 6-1 6-3
Amer Delic USA d Paul-Henri Mathieu FRA (28 ) 1-6 3-6 7-3 7(7)-6(3 ) 9-7
Tommy Robredo ESP (21) d Viktor Troicki SRB 6-1 6-3 6-0

Gilles Muller LUX d Bernard Tomic AUS 3-6 6-1 6-4 6-2
Andy Roddick USA (7) d Xavier Malisse BEL 4-6 6-2 7(7)-6(1) 6-2
Yen-Hsun Lu TPE d David Nalbandian ARG (10) 6-4 7-5 4-6 6-4 6-2
Juan Martin Del Potro ARG (8) d  Florian Mayer GER 6-1 7-5 6-2
Marcos Baghdatis CYP d Robin Soderling SWE (16) 3-7 7-5 6-3 6-3
Fabrice Santoro FRA d Philipp Kohlschreiber GER (32) 5-7 7-5 3-6 7-5 6-3
Mardy Fish USA (23) d Simone Bolelli ITA 6-4 6-1 7-5

012109 wednesday /info-photo via Australian Open / Getty Images

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