Tennis: After quick win, Federer to play Dudi Sela

By REUTERS
August 30, 2011 16:40




NEW YORK - Roger Federer showed that time was still on his side as the Swiss master rang the closing bell on Monday's opening day at the US Open tennis championship with a quick victory at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Third seed Federer, who turned 30 earlier this month, completed a clockwork 6-4 6-3 6-2 win over 56th-ranked Colombian Santiago Giraldo, 24, to the delight of the Flushing Meadows night crowd.

The 106-minute sweep was the first step in Federer's quest to add to his grand slam record of 16 men's singles titles with a sixth US Open crown.

Federer next plays Israeli Dudi Sela, who battled back from two sets down to beat Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil.


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