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Federer advances to US Open quarterfinals

Switzerland's Roger Federer has reached the last eight of the United States Open tennis tournament in New York, defeating Spanish 14th seed Tommy Robredo 7-5, 6-2, 6-2.

This content was published on September 8, 2009 - 08:36

Federer, who is aiming for his sixth consecutive US Open crown, secured his ninth straight win over Robredo.

Winner of a record 15 grand slam titles, Federer sealed victory in one hour 48 minutes with his ninth ace.

"He was playing so good," Robredo said of the five-times Open winner. "When he plays like this, it's tough."

Federer next plays Sweden's Robin Söderling, whom he beat in the final of this year's French Open and on his way to the Wimbledon title.

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