US Open: Roger Federer eases into round 4, a step away from Rafael Nadal

Updated: 01 September 2013 09:20 IST

Roger Federer, who won five consecutive U.S. Opens from 2004-08, next plays 19th-seeded Tommy Robredo of Spain. Win that, and Federer could face 12-time major champion Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals in what would be the rivals' 32nd meeting — but first at Flushing Meadows.

New York:

Quick as can be, Roger Federer moved into the fourth round at the U.S. Open for the 13th year in a row.

Finishing points with early winners from all angles, 17-time Grand Slam champion Federer raced through a 6-3, 6-0, 6-2 victory over 63rd-ranked Adriano Mannarino in only 1 hour, 21 minutes Saturday night.

Federer compiled a 34-8 edge in winners.

Through three matches, Federer has spent 41/2 hours on court, dropping a total of only 21 games.

Federer, who won five consecutive U.S. Opens from 2004-08, next plays 19th-seeded Tommy Robredo of Spain. Win that, and Federer could face 12-time major champion Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals in what would be the rivals' 32nd meeting - but first at Flushing Meadows.

Comments
Topics : Tennis Tiger Woods US Open 2013 David Ferrer Adrian Mannarino Stanislas Wawrinka Tommy Robredo Roger Federer Leander Paes Rafael Nadal Andy Murray Novak Djokovic Bernard Tomic Maria Sharapova Sania Mirza
Related Articles
"Catch Me If You Fan": MS Dhoni Makes Fan Chase Him During Chennai Super Kings
"Catch Me If You Fan": MS Dhoni Makes Fan Chase Him During Chennai Super Kings' Practice Session
Gautam Gambhir Leads Initiative To Create Futures For Many Prospective Cricketers
Gautam Gambhir Leads Initiative To Create Futures For Many Prospective Cricketers
India Bound By Agreement To Play Pakistan In World Cup 2019: ICC
India Bound By Agreement To Play Pakistan In World Cup 2019: ICC
"Kuldeep Yadav Not Afraid To Get Hit": Piyush Chawla Praises KKR Spinner Ahead Of IPL 2019
"Kuldeep Yadav Not Afraid To Get Hit": Piyush Chawla Praises KKR Spinner Ahead Of IPL 2019
BCCI Relents On Anti-Doping: Set To Work With NADA For 6 Months On Trial
BCCI Relents On Anti-Doping: Set To Work With NADA For 6 Months On Trial
Advertisement