Navigation

Skiplink Navigation

Main Features

Federer breezes into third round at US Open

Roger Federer sailed through to the third round of the US Open tennis tournament on Thursday, with a three set win over Israeli Dudi Sela.

The Swiss world number three needed only one hour 17 minutes to beat his challenger, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2.

He now has the second-highest number of grand slam victories in the Open era. On Monday he equalled Andre Agassi’s total, and has eight victories to go to catch up with Jimmy Connors.

Federer, who has won at Flushing Meadows five times in his career, currently holds no grand slam titles.

The last man over 30 to win a grand slam tournament was Agassi at the 2003 Australian Open. Federer turned 30 on August 8.

Fellow Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka exited the tournament on Friday, losing 7-6 (7), 3-6, 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (1) to Donald Young of the United States.

swissinfo.ch and agencies


Links

Neuer Inhalt

Horizontal Line


swissinfo EN

Teaser Join us on Facebook!

Join us on Facebook!

subscription form

Form for signing up for free newsletter.

Sign up for our free newsletters and get the top stories delivered to your inbox.







Click here to see more newsletters