US Open: Federer eases into round of 16

Also advancing was Australia’s 22nd-seeded Samantha Stosur, who ousted Italian 16th seed Sara Errani 7-5, 2-6, 6-1. The two combined for 97 winners and 12 breaks of serve and played 35 rallies of at least 10 shots. “The difference in the match was only five points [80-75]”.


Ultimately, the difference in quality was all too apparent, and Federer cruised to a straight sets 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 win in a mere 1 hour and 33 minutes. She was born in Uzbekistan, and her family received political asylum in the US when she was 15. Federer has yet to drop a set in this tournament.

Roger is ranked no. 2 in the US Open.

This match against Philipp Kohlschreiber shapes as a huge match for Federer, providing just the right balance between ease and challenge.

MURRAY’S MIGHT: After coming from behind in the final two sets and saving a match point against Grigor Dimitrov in the hard-court warmup at Cincinnati last month, Andy Murray noted that a win like that could pay dividends in the future – and not just in his own confidence he can rally from big deficits.

Federer was on crash course to meet the remaining three of the Big Four members should everyone have won.

“I’ve always enjoyed conditions here, the balls, the speed of the court, the atmosphere in the arena”, the 17-time major champion said.

The two even played doubles together a few times.

Brewer says it hasn’t been determined whether Bouchard will stay in the singles event.

Federer, a five-time victor in New York from 2004-2008 and runner-up in 2009, takes a 9-0 career record into his clash with German 29th seed Philipp Kohlschreiber.

Roger Federer will be looking to progress to a fourth round match against either John Isner or Jiri Vesely as his US Open campaign shapes up to look as though he may be within a chance of winning his 18th grand slam and 6th at New York.

That’s because the second-seeded Federer, who advanced Saturday by beating 29th-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany 6-3, 6-4, 6-4, will have to deal with 6-foot-10 American John Isner and his massive serve in the fourth round.

The only blemish in Federer’s dominate performance came when Kohlschreiber broke him in the second set.

Isner is one of two USA men left, because 68th-ranked Donald Young came all the way back to eliminate 22nd-seeded Viktor Troicki of Serbia 4-6, 0-6, 7-6 (3), 6-2, 6-4.

Federer’s comments differed from that of fellow Swiss player Stan Wawrinka, who made his case that the men’s side is subject to greater exposure to heat-related issues.

Konta can also claim the title of Iron Lady of Flushing Meadows, after laboring for three hours and 23 minutes in Thursday’s searing heat to dispatch eighth seeded Spaniard Garbine Muguruza in the longest U.S. Open women’s match since the introduction of the tiebreak in 1970.

“I have been on and off the court pretty quickly my first three matches”.


Federer, 34, beat Belgian Steve Darcis 6-1, 6-2, 6-1 to reach third round.

US Open: Federer eases into round of 16