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US Open: Roger Federer cruises into 3rd round after defeating Benoit Paire

US Open: Roger Federer cruises into 3rd round after defeating Benoit Paire

US Open: Roger Federer cruises into 3rd round after defeating Benoit Paire
August 31
08:54 2018

Roger Federer has reached the 3rd round of the US Open, following a straight-sets victory over Benoit Paire, at 7-5, 6-4, 6-4. 

Roger Federer of Switzerland (R) shakes hands with Benoit Paire of France following their men's singles second round match against on Day Four of the 2018 US Open on August 30, 2018 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (AFP)

Federer blundered a 4-2 lead in the opening set, and fell 5-4 behind, but finally managed to take the set. After that, breaks in the 2nd and 3rd sets put Federer on-route to victory.

Roger Federer of Switzerland returns the ball during his men's singles second round match against Benoit Paire of France on Day Four of the 2018 US Open on August 30, 2018 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (AFP)

Next Up for 37-year-old Federer, is a hotly-anticipated clash with 23-year-old Australian, Nick Kyrgios. Federer takes a 2-to-1 career lead over Kyrgios, into their Saturday duel, but all three of the pair's encounters have gone to three sets.

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