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Roger Federer gains 3rd round

Updated: January 17, 2013, 12:52 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

MELBOURNE, Australia -- With the sun setting at the end of a torridly hot day at the Australian Open, Roger Federer ensured he made the most of a favorable evening draw.

Wearing bright pink shoelaces, Federer advanced to the third round with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 win over Russian Nikolay Davydenko on Thursday.

The 17-time Grand Slam champion was a winner of sorts before he even stepped out at Rod Laver Arena, having received the luck of the draw -- a 7 p.m. start time after the ...

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