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Federer sweeps Spanish qualifier at French Open

Sunday - 5/26/2013, 10:21am  ET

Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta returns the ball to Switzerland's Roger Federer during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium Sunday, May 26, 2013 in Paris. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

PARIS (AP) -- Roger Federer swept qualifier Pablo Carreno Busta on Sunday in the first round of the French Open, 6-2, 6-2, 6-3.

Playing at Roland Garros for the 15th year in a row, Federer earned a big roar from the center court crowd after he closed out the victory with a picturesque backhand winner. Federer lost only seven points on his first serve and was broken just once by Carreno Busta.

The 21-year-old Spaniard was making his Grand Slam debut after winning seven consecutive Futures events.

Federer, the 2009 champion, remained unbeaten in first-round matches at major tournaments since 2003.


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