Federer trounces Goffin to make US Open QFs

ABS-CBN Sports on Sep 02, 2019 07:29 AM
Federer trounces Goffin to make US Open QFs
Roger Federer, of Switzerland, walks on the court to face David Goffin, of Belgium, during the fourth round of the US Open tennis championships Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Sarah Stier)

NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Federer has gotten his groove back. The No. 3 seed cruised through his second straight easy victory at the U.S. Open, beating David Goffin 6-2, 6-2, 6-0 to move into the his 13th quarterfinal at Flushing Meadows.

Federer, who dropped the first set in each of his first two matches, hasn't dropped a set since. He thoroughly dominated the No. 15 Goffin in 1 hour, 19 minutes, blasting 35 winners to just eight for his opponent and serving up 10 aces. Federer closed out the match after a 20-stroke rally with an emphatic backhand winner down the line.

The five-time U.S. Open champion continues his quest for a record 21st Grand Slam tournament title against the winner of the match currently underway between Grigor Dimitrov and Alex de Minaur.

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