Federer was in perfect form, which gave Lacko little chance of really getting into the match. Lacko, who is ranked 97th in the world rankings, lost 6-1, 6-1 and 6-3 to the world number two in his farewell match in Australia.
In total Federer broke Lacko’s service seven in a match that took just under 1.5 hours.
After the match, Federer said he had given Lacko a good lesson in tennis, saying he was sure the young Slovak “enjoyed it somewhat and that he learned a lot from it”. Federer also said Lacko would come back and be very good one day.