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By Ajay Tyagi
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Gunning for back to back Grand Slam titles yet again in his illustrious career, top-seeded Roger Federer of Switzerland defeated veteran contender Bjorn Phau with 6-2, 6-3, 6-2 scoreline to secure his berth in the third -round of the 2012 US Open, this year’s last Grand Slam Event being played here in Flushing Meadows, New York.
Match Cast: Federer vs Phau
Federer broke Phau at 3-1 in the first set and again in the eighth game when Phau was serving to stay in the set to take first set lead in the match. In the second set, Federer got a lone break at 4-2 and kept it till the end to go up by two sets in the match.
In the third set, Federer broke Phau in the first game and then in fifth game to win the match in straight sets.
Federer placed 44 winners to just 18 unforced errors. He faced only one break point and converted five of 12 break point chances he got in his way.
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