| GEO Sports|
| Federer, Roddick into third round of Rome Masters Tennis|
| Updated at: 1141 PST, Wednesday, May 07, 2008|
ROMEL Roger Federer sailed through to the third round of the Rome Masters Tennis with a straight sets win over his bogey player from 2007, Guillermo Canas.
Federer, the top seed, made light work of Canas in what was his opening game of the tournament at the Foro Italico, winning through 6-3, 6-3 to erase the memories of three losses, including two last year, to the Argentinian.
Earlier Andy Roddick of the United States, the sixth seed, also coasted into the third round, with a 6-1, 6-4 win over compatriot Mardy Fish.
Karlovic ousted France's Paul-Henri Mathieu, a semi-finalist in Munich last week and the 15 seed, 7-6 (7/4), 6-2, in their first round match.
Chile's Fernando Gonzalez, a finalist here last year, needed 2hr 39min to win his first round against Serb Janko Tipsarevic 3-6, 7-6 (7/0), 7-6 (8/6).
Later Gilles Simon won the all French battle with 10th seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (8/6).