Federer progresses with easy win

Blackpool Citizen: Roger Federer only needed 90 minutes to progress to the next round of the US Open Roger Federer only needed 90 minutes to progress to the next round of the US Open

Roger Federer breezed into the third round of the US Open with a straight-sets win over Germany's Bjorn Phau on Thursday night.

Top seed Federer needed exactly 90 minutes to beat Phau 6-2 6-3 6-2 at Flushing Meadows, finishing the match in style with an ace.

Phau battled to the end and produced the shot of the night in the final game with a reflex forehand winner from a Federer smash, but the gulf in class was evident throughout.

Federer will play Spain's Fernando Verdasco in the third round and said: "He is a great player and an amazing shot-maker.

"He has had his fair share of big wins in the past so I am not looking any further than that match."

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