Tuesday 12 December 2017

Tennis: Federer in command

Five-time champion Roger Federer cruised into the fourth round of the US Open yesterday with a 6-4 6-3 6-3 win over Frenchman Paul-Henri Mathieu in New York.

Federer (29), did not have to be at his best as he reached the last 16 in total control at Flushing Meadows.

Third seed Novak Djokovic proved too strong for home crowd favourite James Blake as he secured a 6-1 7-6 (7-4) 6-3 victory.

The pair were joined in the last 16 by Robin Soderling after the Swede eased past Thiemo de Bakker, also in straight sets, 6-2 6-3 6-3.

Irish Independent

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