Federer presented with Swiss horn

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There was not even the slightest hint of a letdown for Roger Federer.

There was not even the slightest hint of a letdown for Roger Federer.

Returning home after capturing his second straight Wimbledon title, Federer romped to a 6-1 6-1 victory over Germany's Tomas Behrend in the first round of the Swiss Open.

The claycourt event is a showcase for Federer, who defeated Andy Roddick in four sets Sunday to claim his second Grand Slam title of the season.

Federer has won 21 of his last 22 matches overall, also earning titles at the ATP Masters Hamburg and Halle.

He has an ATP Tour-best six titles this season and remains atop the world rankings.

The 22-year-old native of Basle is appearing in the Swiss Alps for the seventh time, having made his professional debut here in 1998.

He reached last year's final, losing to Czech Jiri Novak.

Swiss fans had more than just Federer to cheer for as Marc Rosset upset Romanian fifth seed Andrei Pavel 7-6 (7-5) 6-4, while Austria's Stefan Koubek pulled off the day's biggest upset, ousting second seed Juan Carlos Ferrero of Spain 7-6 (7-4) 6-4.

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