Roger Federer of Switzerland leaps for a smash to Lu Yen-Hsun of Taiwan during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
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Roger Federer made it win number 1,001 as he joined Grand Slam rivals Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray in the second round at the Australian Open Monday.Federer, who has a record 17 Grand Slam titles but hasn't won a major since Wimbledon 2012, has yet to lose in the first round in Melbourne at his 16th visit.Nadal, a beaten finalist to Stan Wawrinka last year, turfed out Russian Mikhail Youzhny in an uncomplicated straight sets victory, while Murray began a campaign hoping to end the heartbreak of three runners-up finishes in Melbourne.Murray, who is bidding to become the first player to win the Australian Open after losing three finals in Melbourne, paid tribute to former junior world No. 1 Bhambri.
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