Federer advances with straight-sets win over Tomic

Federer advances with straight-sets win over Tomic
January 19, 2013, 5:15 am
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Switzerland's Roger Federer serves to Australia's Bernard Tomic during their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

(APWF)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Four-time champion Roger Federer advanced to the fourth round at the Australian Open with a 6-4, 7-6 (5), 6-1 win Saturday over Bernard Tomic, the last Aussie in the draw.

Federer broke the 20-year-old Tomic's in the first game of the match, ending a run of 76 consecutive service games held by Tomic, who won his first ATP tournament last week at the Sydney International.

The No. 2-ranked Federer, who has won a record 17 major titles, also beat Tomic in the fourth round of last year's tournament.