By Chris Oddo | Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Roger Federer Made a Shining Debut in Toronto on Tuesday, Easing Past Peter Polansky, 6-2, 6-0.
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Two-time Rogers Cup champion Roger Federer passed his first test in Toronto as he raced past Canadian Peter Polansky, 6-2, 6-0 in 52 minutes.
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Federer, playing at the Canadian Masters for the first time since 2011, broke serve six times on six opportunities to take control of the affair from the onset.
Federer squandered four set points in the eighth game of the first set, but eventually rebounded to close out Polansky on his fifth, striking a crosscourt forehand that drew the error from Polansky.
In the second set, Federer notched his first bagel of 2014—and the 82nd of his career—by breaking on all three break points he saw.
Federer would hold to love, closing the affair with an ace down the T to book his spot in the third round, where he’ll face either Marin Cilic or Malek Jaziri.
Federer improves to 41-8 on the season with the victory, and 25-4 on hard courts. The Swiss maestro is making his 11th appearance at the Rogers Cup. He won the event in Toronto in 2004 and 2006.
Federer now has 296 Masters 1000 victories, more than any other player (Rafael Nadal is second with 281).
Federer is 29-8 lifetime at the Rogers Cup.
Federer, who will turn 33 on Friday, is seeking his 80th career title in Toronto.