Federer breezes into round three

Roger Federer enjoyed another comfortable victory to secure his place in the third round of the US Open at Flushing Meadows today.

Federer ensured the high temperatures in New York did not cause him any concern by taking just one hour 41 minutes to beat Germany’s Andreas Beck 6-3 6-4 6-3 on Arthur Ashe Stadium.

The world number two, seeking to reach a seventh straight US Open final, raced into a 5-0 lead in the opening set against his 24-year-old opponent.

And although the left-hander hit back to take the next three games, Federer re-asserted his authority to close out the set by holding serve to love.

A single break of serve was enough for Federer to take the second set as well, the 16-time grand slam winner closing it out with an ace.

And the 29-year-old broke Beck twice more in the third set to complete a routine win which improves his US Open record to 53-5.

Federer won the title five years in succession before losing to Argentina’s Juan Martin Del Potro in last year’s final. Del Potro has been unable to defend his title due to injury.

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