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Federer rips Moya in Melbourne

Updated: January 14, 2009, 7:27 AM ET
Associated Press

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Roger Federer needed only 57 minutes for a 6-2, 6-3 win over Carlos Moya on Wednesday to begin his final tuneup tournament for the Australian Open.

Federer, bidding to equal Pete Sampras' record 14 Grand Slam singles titles, was off target with some forehands initially but quickly found his rhythm in the breezy conditions.

The 27-year-old Swiss star broke Moya in the 8th game of the second set and converted on his first match point in the next game, ...

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