Posted: Thu January 17, 2013 8:05AM; Updated: Thu January 17, 2013 8:05AM

Federer sweeps Davydenko in bright pink

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No. 2 Roger Federer will face Australian Bernard Tomic in a much-anticipated third-round match.
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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- 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 worst of the 100-plus-degree heat had subsided.

"I'm very happy to have played so well against him," Federer said of his 18th win over Davydenko in their 20 matches.

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