Playing in his hometown, 20-times Grand Slam
champion Federer barely broke sweat as he fired 12 aces and won
82% of his first service points, wrapping up the encounter
against the hapless German qualifier in 53 minutes.
Gojowczyk, ranked 112th in the world, was broken five times
while 38-year-old Federer dropped serve once in the contest.
It was a 21st consecutive win in Basel for the Swiss, who has
won the title here nine times, and he used every inch of the
court to set up 34 winners.
Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff also advanced in another short
encounter that lasted only 61 minutes, firing a whopping 21 aces
to beat Serbian youngster Miomir Kecmanovic 6-4 6-2 to advance.
Second seed Alexander Zverev and third seed Stefanos Tsitsipas
play their respective first round matches on Tuesday.
(Reporting by Rohith Nair in Bengaluru, editing by Pritha Sarkar)
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