2 Sep 2011

Federer into third round of US Open

8:31 am on 2 September 2011

Five-time champion Roger Federer needed only 77 minutes to steamroll Israel's Dudi Sela 6-3 6-2 6-2 and advance to the third round of the U.S. Open tennis championship in New York.

Federer landed 72 percent of his first serves, blasted six aces and never faced a break point as he ousted world number 93 Sela before many in the Arthur Ashe Stadium crowd could find their seats.

In the third round Federer will face either Bernard Tomic of Australia or Marin Cilic of Croatia.

Federer now has 225 Open-era, grand slam victories, moving past Andre Agassi into second place on the all-time list.

Jimmy Connors is the leader with a 233-49 record.