2 Sep 2012

Favourites in good form at U.S Open

6:41 pm on 2 September 2012

Men's world tennis number one Roger Federer continued his dynamic U.S. Open form in near-tropical condition on Saturday while fourth seed Serena Williams also qualified for the next round.

With a potential semi-final showdown with Federer looming, Andy Murray remained in the hunt for his first grand slam crown by defeating Spain's Feliciano Lopez to reach the fourth round.

Federer cruised past Fernando Verdasco 6-3 6-4 6-4 in two hours and two minutes, blasting seven aces and 30 winners against the 25th-seeded Spaniard.

Meanwhile, Serena Williams reached the last 16 with a 6-4 6-0 demolition of Russia's Ekaterina Makarova.