US Open: Federer marches into the fourth round

Sep 1, 2013 09:36 IST

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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 with a 6-3, 6-0, 6-2 victory over Adrian Mannarino on Saturday.

Finishing points with early winners from all angles, 17-time Grand Slam champion Federer raced past the Frenchman in only one hour and 21 minutes.

Roger Federer has looked very good so far. AP

Roger Federer has looked very good so far. AP

Federer compiled a 34-8 edge in winners.

Through three matches, Federer has spent 4½ 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.