Result: Roger Federer eases through to third round

Roger Federer gets the better of Blaz Kavcic in three sets to progress to the third round of the Australian Open.

Roger Federer has booked his place in the third round of the Australian Open with a straight-sets victory over Blaz Kavcic.

Switzerland's Roger Federer acknowledges fans after his victory against Slovenia's Blaz Kavcic during their men's singles match on day four of the 2014 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 16, 2014© Getty Images

The former world number one got the better of his Slovenian opponent 6-2 6-1 7-6(4) in the second round on Thursday.

Federer took just 26 minutes to win the first set 6-2 at the Hisense Arena and only 28 to romp to a 6-1 victory in the second.

However, the third was more competitive as 26-year-old Kavcic stepped up his game, with Federer committing 17 unforced errors.

The third set went to a tie-breaker, which also proved to be tight, but in the end Federer came out on top 7-4 to progress to the third round of the tournament.

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Roger Federer in action during the match against Grega Zemlja during the first round of the US Open on August 27, 2013
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