Roger Federer Advances to US Open Third Round

Updated: 30 August 2014 08:26 IST

Second seed Roger Federer defeated 104th-ranked Sam Groth of Australia 6-4, 6-4, 6-4, improving to 24-1 for his career in night matches held in Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Roger Federer Advances to US Open Third Round
Federer is 54-1 in second-round Grand Slam matches; the only loss came at Wimbledon last year. © AP

New York:

Roger Federer produced one particularly brilliant backhand lob that he celebrated by wagging a finger overhead during a straight-set second-round victory at the U.S. Open. (Also Read: Halep, Venus Knocked Out)

The second-seeded Federer beat 104th-ranked Sam Groth of Australia 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 on Friday, improving to 24-1 for his career in night matches held in Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Federer is also 54-1 in second-round Grand Slam matches; the only loss came at Wimbledon last year. (Read: Jankovic Advances to Last 16)

He limited the big-serving Groth to eight aces and broke him five times.

In the second set's final game, Federer closed a 17-stroke exchange by sliding to his backhand side, stretching and flicking a high-arching lob that landed in. Federer raised his right hand and made a "No. 1" gesture with his index finger.

Federer next faces 42nd-ranked Marcel Granollers.

Topics : Roger Federer Tennis
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