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Federer beats Hanescu in rain to advance at Estoril Open

Updated: April 17, 2008, 11:28 AM ET
Associated Press

OEIRAS, Portugal -- Roger Federer overpowered Victor Hanescu 6-3, 6-2 Thursday to advance to the quarterfinals of the clay-court Estoril Open.

The top-ranked Swiss gave a more assured performance than in the first round when he dropped the opening set. Playing in occasional light drizzle, Federer conceded just 10 points in his service games to win in an hour.

"The rain really made it difficult today," Federer said. "It's a good test so far."

Jiri Vanek ...

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