US Open: Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal Ease Into Quarter-Finals
Here’s a look at Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal’s fourth round matches.
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal continued their great form at the US Open as each of the players clinched a quarter-final spot at the US Open in New York on Monday.
Federer went past Philipp Kohlschreiber with a scoreline of 6-4, 6-2, 7-5, while Nadal put up an even better performance. The Spaniard defeated Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-2, 6-4, 6-1.
Here’s a look at Federer and Nadal’s fourth round matches.
Federer Goes Past Kohlschreiber
Roger Federer took a medical timeout after the second set, but otherwise showed no signs of trouble in the victory over Number 33 seed Philipp Kohlschreiber to reach the quarter-finals.
Federer did not face a break point and won in straight sets for the second time in a row after being pushed to five sets in each of his first two round matches. He improved his head-to-head record to 12-0 against Kohlschreiber.
During the on-court interview at Arthur Ashe Stadium afterward, Federer said with a laugh, he took the medical timeout because he just needed a bit of a rub on his back or his bottom and he didn't want to do it on court.
The No. 3-seeded Federer will face Juan Martin del Potro in the quarter-finals. They met in the 2009 US Open final, when del Potro won his only Grand Slam title and ended Federer's run of five championships in a row in New York.
Nadal Thrashes Dolgopolov
Rafael Nadal is back into the quarters in Flushing Meadows for the first time since 2013, when he won his second of two US Open titles.
He broke Alexandr Dolgopolov’s serve six times and needed just 1 hour and 41 minutes to finish off his unseeded opponent and set up a match-up against the unseeded Andrey Rublev.
(With inputs from AP)
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