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U.S.Open Day 4

Nadal, Federer, Ferrer Advance to 3rd rd; Serena Wins; Errani Upset by Penneta

Rafael Nadal wins 17th straight hard-court match. Photo usopen.org

August 29 2013 ITS Staff: New York - Five-time U.S. Open champion Roger Federer cruised through his second round match on Thursday at Arthur Ashe Stadium with a straight sets victory over Argentine Carlos Berlocq 6-3, 6-2, 6-1. The Swiss icon played aggressively breaking Berlocq’s serve seven times while hitting 37 winners in the one hour and 35 minute match.

 

In an evening match, second-seed Rafael Nadal stayed on course to a blockbuster quarter-final match against Federer after an emphatic high-level performance winning the last 12 games  to clinch the match over Brazil's Rogerio Dutra Silva 6-2, 6-1, 6-0 in one hour and 32 minutes. Nadal is coming off a successful U.S. summer tour clinching his 25th Masters 1000 in Montreal and then followed up winning his 26th ATP Masters 1000 in Cincinnati.

 

The victory was the 17th straight hard-court for Nadal this season winning nine titles including three  ATP Masters 1000 level events on the hard surface namely:  Indian Wells, Montreal and Cincinnati.

 

Federer, who holds numerous men's world records in the Open Era holding the World No. 1 position for 302 weeks, will now play Adrian Mannarino who upset local favourite American Sam Querrey 7-6(4), 7-5(5), 6-7(5), 6-4 in three hours and 20 minutes. Nadal will meet Ivan Dodig, winner over Nikolay Davydenko 6-1 6-4 6-4.

 

In women’s singles, after being delayed for one day due to rain, top-seed Serena Williams took another step to her seventeenth Grand Slam title at the U.S.Open on Thursday with a convincing 6-3, 6-0 victory over unseeded Galina Voskoboeva of Kazakhstan. The first set was a bit of a struggle that took 45 minutes but was the American was able to cruise taking the match after only playing 27 minutes in the second set.

 

Flavia Pennetta recorded the biggest upset so far by beating her good friend and Italian Fed Cup teammate No.4 seed Sara Errani 6-3 6-1 in 71 minutes.  A former top-ten player, Pennetta hit seven aces in the match and dominated the entire match by making Errani work for every point turning the game against her opponent’s own style of mixed short shots and penetrating ground game. Errani was French Open finalist in 2012 and a semifinalist here last year.

 

In another men’s singles, No.4 seed David Ferrer battled intensely in overcoming his Spanish compatriot Roberto Bautista Agut winning 6-3, 6-7(5), 6-1, 6-2 held at Louis Armstrong Stadium. Ferrer next faces Kazakh Mikhail Kukushkin, winner over Andreas Haider-Maurer 6-4 6-4 7-5.

ESPN: Play of the Day - Berlocq hits a great shot against Federer

Men's Singles Second Round Thursday August 29

2-Rafael Nadal beat Rogerio Dutra Silva 6-2 6-1 6-0

4-David Ferrer beat Roberto Bautista 6-3 6-7(5) 6-1 6-2             

7-Roger Federer beat Carlos Berlocq 6-3 6-2 6-1           

8-Richard Gasquet beat Stephane Robert 6-3 7-5 7-5  

10-Milos Raonic beat Pablo Andujar 6-1 6-2 6-4

13-John Isner beat Gael Monfils 7-5, 6-2, 4-6, 7-6(4) 

22-Philipp Kohlschreiber beat Edouard Roger-Vasselin 6-3 6-2 5-7 6-2

Adrian Mannarino beat 26-Sam Querrey 7-6(4) 7-6(5) 6-7(5) 6-4          

19-Tommy Robredo beat Frank Dancevic 6-4 6-4 6-1                      

Ivan Dodig beat Nikolay Davydenko 6-1 6-4 6-4

Daniel Evans beat Bernard Tomic 1-6 6-3 7-6(4) 6-3            

Jack Sock beat Maximo Gonzalez 7-6(3) 1-6 7-5 6-2                

Mikhail Kukushkin beat Andreas Haider-Maurer 6-4 6-4 7-5                 

18-Janko Tipsarevic beat Dudi Sela 6-4 6-4 6-1                    

32-Dmitry Tursunov beat Guillaume Rufin 7-6(4) 1-1 ret.

Women's Singles Second Round Thursday August 29

Julia Glushko beat Sachia Vickery 7-5 6-3                      

14-Maria Kirilenko (Russia) beat Michelle Larcher de Brito 6-3 6-1  

Alison Riske beat 28-Mona Barthel 6-4 6-2                     

7-Petra Kvitova beat Bojana Jovanovski 6-2 6-4       

13-Ana Ivanovic beat Alexandra Dulgheru  6-2 6-1             

21-Simona Halep beat Donna Vekic 6-2 6-1                   

1-Serena Williams beat Galina Voskoboeva 6-3 6-0           

Daniela Hantuchova beat Victoria Duval 6-2, 6-3

26-Alize Cornet beat Ajla Tomljanovic 6-2 6-2               

Karin Knapp beat 22-Elena Vesnina 6-1 6-4                     

27-Svetlana Kuznetsova beat Peng Shuai 6-1 4-6 6-4            

Christina Mchale beat Elina Svitolina 6-4 3-6 7-5             

8-Angelique Kerber beat Eugenie Bouchard 6-4 2-6 6-3        

10-Roberta Vinci beat Lucie Safarova 4-6 6-1 6-2      

Kurumi Nara beat 19-Sorana Cirstea 7-5 6-1                   

24-Ekaterina Makarova beat Bethanie Mattek-Sands 6-4 6-4       

Flavia Pennetta beat 4-Sara Errani 6-3 6-1                     

9-Jelena Jankovic beat Alisa Kleybanova 6-3 6-2              

25-Kaia Kanepi beat Anna Karolina Schmiedlova 6-4 6-1     

16-Sabine Lisicki beat Paula Ormaechea 6-2 6-3           

Yaroslava Shvedova beat Patricia Mayr-Achleitner 6-2 6-3

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Men's Doubles First Round Thursday August 29

B.Bryan/M.Bryan (1) vs. F.Delbonis/L.Mayer

A.Peya/B.Soares (2) vs. J.Blake/J.Sock

M.Granollers/M.Lopez (3) vs. T.Kamke/F.Mayer

L.Paes/R.Stepanek (4) vs. J.Nieminen/D.Tursunov

A.Qureshi/J.Rojer (5) vs. J.Janowicz/L.Kubot

J.Benneteau/N.Zimonjic (7) vs. T.Bednarek/L.Lacko

M.Fyrstenberg/M.Matkowski (8) vs. S.Stakhovsky/M.Youzhny

D.Marrero/F.Verdasco (9) vs. J.Murray/J.Peers

S.Gonzalez/S.Lipsky (11) vs. J.Erlich/A.Ram

M.Llodra/N.Mahut (14) vs. J.Jenkins/M.Styslinger

T.Huey/D.Inglot (16) vs. J.Knowle/J.Melzer

P.Lorenzi/A.Seppi vs. D.Bracciali/L.Dlouhy

R.Haase/I.Sijsling vs. Y.Lu/D.Sharan

A.Krajicek/D.Kudla vs. M.Klizan/M.Mertinak

P.Oosterbaan/R.Schneider vs. B.Baker/R.Ram

D.Nestor/V.Pospisil vs. M.Bhupathi/P.Petzschner

R.Harrison/R.Lindstedt vs. S.Johnson/M.Russell

J.Levinsky/J.Vesely vs. L.Arnold Ker/J.Monaco

A.Begemann/M.Emmrich vs. A.Kuznetsov/B.Reynolds

Women's Doubles First Round Thursday August 29

A.Groenefeld/K.Peschke (6) vs. H.Chan/Y.Chan

R.Kops-Jones/A.Spears (7) vs. N.Grandin/D.Jurak

A.Barty/C.Dellacqua (8) vs. S.Cirstea/Y.Wickmayer

S.Mirza/Z.Jie (10) vs. A.Beck/M.Puig

A.Pavlyuchenkova/L.Safarova (11) vs. D.Cibulkova/M.Niculescu

J.Goerges/B.Zahlavova Strycova (12) vs. O.Govortsova/M.Minella

C.Black/M.Erakovic (13) vs. L.Dominguez Lino/S.Peer

K.Mladenovic/G.Voskoboeva (14) vs. E.Birnerova/S.Voegele

J.Jankovic/M.Lucic-Baroni (15) vs. I.Buryachok/K.Knapp

A.Medina Garrigues/F.Pennetta (16) vs. A.Kleybanova/C.McHale

Y.Shvedova/Z.Shuai vs. A.Kudryavtseva/A.Rodionova

S.Soler-Espinosa/C.Suarez Navarro vs. S.Williams/V.Williams

P.Cetkovska/K.Flipkens vs. E.Bouchard/J.Husarova

O.Kalashnikova/A.Rosolska vs. T.Babos/F.Schiavone

V.Lepchenko/Z.Saisai vs. S.Arvidsson/K.Kanepi

M.Burdette/T.Townsend vs. A.Cornet/C.Garcia

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