Tennis-Open-Rampant Federer strolls into third round in New York

Reuters

Fri, 31 Aug 02:11:00 2012

World number one Roger Federer put on another evening exhibition at Flushing Meadows on Thursday as he brushed aside Germany's Bjorn Phau 6-2 6-3 6-2 to reach the third round.

The five-times champion smashed 15 aces and 44 winners in all as he followed up his confident first-round win with another immaculate display, wrapping up victory in 90 minutes.

World number 83 Phau was once renowned as the fastest player on the men's Tour but, at 32, his speed is on the wane and Federer had him on the stretch from the start.

The Swiss broke in the fourth game to establish control and never loosened his grip on the match as he cruised through to a clash with Fernando Verdasco of Spain.

 

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