[Yahoo] Federer wins first match of 2006 (AP)

Rusty Backhand
01-03-2006, 09:31 PM
Top-ranked Roger Federer breezed through his first match of the year Tuesday, showing no ill-effects from a sprained ankle that troubled him at the end of 2005. The Swiss player, who won tournaments his first time out three of the last four years, beat qualifier Ivo Minar of the Czech Republic 6-1, 6-3 in the first round of the Qatar Open.