Federer advances to US Open quarter-finals

Swiss second seed Roger Federer advanced to the US Open quarter-finals on Monday, beating Austrian 13th seed Jurgen Melzer 6-3, 7-6 (7/4), 6-3 to reach his 26th

updated: September 07, 2010 16:14 IST
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New York :Roger Federer, a 16-time Grand Slam champion seeking his sixth US Open title and seventh finals appearance in a row, powered his way into a 26th consecutive Grand Slam quarter-final on Monday.

The Swiss second seed, one shy of tying the all-time record Slam last-eight streak belonging to Jimmy Connors, defeated Austrian 13th seed Jurgen Melzer 6-3, 7-6 (7/4), 6-3 in a night match at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

"I'm happy and really relieved I'm through," Federer said. "I haven't lost a set so obviously I'm really happy. I'm finding a way to win, playing the right way, playing aggressively.

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