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Bidding for back-to-back Grand Slam titles, five time US Open champion Roger Federer secured his berth in the last sixteen on Saturday at Flushing Meadows after registering a comprehensive 6-3 6-4 6-4 victory over World No. 26 Fernando Verdasco of Spain.
Federer took 2 hours and 7 minutes to win this encounter. The Swiss genius earned 87% points on his first serve with the help of 7 aces and converted 3 out of 8 break-points. The Spaniard only had a single break-point but he failed to convert that. Federer also hammered 30 exquisite winners to earn this victory in straight sets.
With a single break of serve, Roger Federer clinched the first set in 34 minutes. The Swiss genius served brilliantly as he mustered 74% points on his first serve and hammered 10 winners. Federer converted 1 out of 2 break-points to get the job done. Verdasco did not have a break-point opportunity in the first set.
Just like the first set, Federer claimed the second-set with a single break of serve. The Swiss earned the breakthrough in the very first game of the second-set and maintained that lead till the end to win it easily. Verdasco has had only a few opportunities to make a comeback but he failed to convert those and Federer got two sets to love lead in the match.
Federer continued his dominance in the crucial third set and earned the breakthrough in the third-game. The Swiss maintained that lead till the end and won the match in straight sets. With this victory, Federer also improved his record perfectly with 5-0 against the Spaniard.
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