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FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY – No. 1 Roger Federer continued his perfect record against 25th seed Fernando Verdasco on Saturday with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 win at the US Open.
Federer is vying to win his sixth US Open title which would be an Open Era record.
The Swiss moved into net frequently winning 26 of 27 points while earning 36 points from the baseline.
“I had no clue my stats were that good coming in, said Federer.
Fernando did have some good chances for good passing shots. Looking bacl, I don’t remember missing too many volleys and overheads, all that stuff. Probably half of the time I didn’t have to volley because it was hard to hit a good pass. It was windy. Usually when I do come in, it’s probably on one I can be offensive on.”
Federer was not really challenged on his serve, only having to save one break point.
Playing under the heat and humidity of New York City, does not bother Federer. “Wasn’t hot at all for me. Bit of a breeze,” Federer said.
“Had a great time out there. I was happy with my performance today.”
Federer will meet the winner of Mardy Fish- Gilles Simon match in the fourth round.
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Saturday, September 1, 2012
THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.
Q. 26 out of 27 net points won today. Do you ever remember a statistic like that?
ROGER FEDERER: I had no clue my stats were that good coming in. Fernando did have some good chances for good passing shots. Looking back, I don’t remember missing too many volleys and overheads, all that stuff. Probably...
Top-seeded Roger Federer used a second-round victory in the U.S. Open to work on his net game, winning 32 points from the front of the court in Thursday's 6-2, 6-3, 6-2 victory over Bjorn Phau of Germany.
Federer also finished with 15 aces in a 90-minute victory over his 83rd-ranked opponent.
Federer improved his U.S. Open record to 63-7 and stayed in the mix for his sixth...
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Roger Federer cruised through his match against Fernando Verdasco which was a fair bit easier than the scoreline indicated. Federer was very good on his serve and really had a very smooth match. He did not break Verdasco as often as some would have liked but he only faced one break point all match and it really was very routine. Murray had a much less routine...
American Mardy Fish has pulled out of his fourth-round match against Roger Federer at the U.S. Open because of ''health reasons.''
Tournament officials did not immediately provide further details Monday on Fish's ailment. The 30-year-old missed about two months this season because of an accelerated heartbeat and had a medical procedure in May.
Mardy Fish has pulled out of his fourth-round match against Roger Federer at the U.S. Open because of ''health reasons.''
Tournament officials did not immediately provide further details Monday on Fish's ailment. The 30-year-old American missed about two months this season because of an accelerated heartbeat and had a medical procedure in May.
FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY – No. 1 Roger Federer practiced his net game in defeating Germany’s Bjorn Phau on Thursday night at the US Open 6-2, 6-3, 6-2.
The Swiss won 32 points at the net and 23 points from the baseline over No. 83 Phau in the 90 minute match. In addition, Federer hit 15 aces.
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As previously noted here at Laugh At Sports, if someone falls down during a sporting event and there is video of it, we will post it.Back on Thursday, one U.S. Open ball boy was just doing his job during a second round match Roger Federer and Bjorn Phau.As he went to retrieve a ball in the first set, he loses his footing and eats it in front of the entire crowd:
Former champion Juan Martin del Potro beat American Ryan Harrison in four sets in the second round of the U.S. Open.
The seventh-seeded Argentine won 6-2, 6-3, 2-6, 6-2 on Friday. The 20-year-old Harrison, ranked 61st, was seeking to reach the third round at a Grand Slam event for the first time.
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September 3, 2012
Statement from the US Open Tournament Referee Office
on Mardy Fish’s withdrawal from the 2012 US Open
“Mardy Fish has withdrawn from the 2012 US Open due to health concerns. Roger Federer advances to the quarterfinals via a walkover.
The Marin Cilic vs. Martin Klizan match will be moved to Arthur Ashe Stadium with a not before 3 pm start time.”
FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY – Czech Tomas Berdych marched into his first US Open quarterfinal defeating Spaniard Nicolas Almagro in straight sets – 7-6, 6-4, 6-1 in two hours.
“It was really close, especially in the first set,” Berdych said of the two hour match. “It was a fight for every point. It was a tough match.”
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