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Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer advance

Updated: June 14, 2012, 1:36 PM ET
Associated Press

HALLE, Germany -- Rafael Nadal defeated Lukas Lacko 7-5, 6-1 at the Gerry Weber Open on Thursday, the Spaniard's first singles match since he won a record seventh French Open. Roger Federer, a five-time winner of this Wimbledon tuneup, downed Germany's Florian Mayer 6-4, 7-5.

Nadal broke his Slovak opponent twice in the first set and had no trouble in the second.

"In the second set, I think I did everything better," said Nadal, who defeated top-ranked Novak Djokovic at Roland ...

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