Swiss maestro won his, 48th match in Dubai 500 series, as he dismantle French, player Benoit Paire in two straight sets ( 6 - 1 , 6 - 3) in just 54 minutes.
Roger Federer playing his first competitive match, since he won record 18 Career Grand Slam singles win in Australia. Now he is chasing his 8th Dubai duty-free title of his career.
"I think I returned very well for a first round. I was able to get my second serves in deep, was able to go into offensive quickly", Federer said. "Didn't have to move that much it was very quick rallies. So we'll see how that's going to turn out. But obviously couldn't be a better first round for me here in Dubai."
Now, Roger will face Mikhail Youzhny or Evgeny Donskoy in second round.