Roger Federer, Stanislas Wawrinka and Patty Schnyder have all won their opening matches of the Olympic tennis tournament in Beijing on Monday.This content was published on August 11, 2008 - 10:49
The world number one breezed past Russia's Dmitry Tursunov in straight sets 6-4, 6-2 and will face Rafael Arevalo of El Salvador in the second round.
Wawrinka took three sets (4-6, 6-3, 6-2) to defeat Canada's Frank Dancevic. He will take on Austria's Jürgen Melzer in the next round.
The two Swiss also won their first doubles match in Beijing, beating Italy's Simone Borelli/Andreas Seppi 7-5, 6-1.
However, Federer is still set to lose his world number one ranking to Rafael Nadal next Monday after a record 235 weeks.
The Swiss has said an Olympic medal is a top priority after not winning a Grand Slam title so far this year.
Meanwhile, Patty Schnyder has qualified for the second round after defeating American Jill Craybas 6-3, 6-2 and now plays Sybille Bammer of Austria.
Timea Bacsinszky, Switzerland's number two in women's tennis, lost her opening match against Venus Williams 6-3, 6-2.
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