New York: Roger Federer reached the quarterfinals at a 30th consecutive Grand Slam tournament by making quick work of the 36th-ranked Juan Monaco 6-1, 6-2, 6-0 at the U.S. Open.
Federer's fourth-round match against Monaco didn't get started until nearly midnight, and thanks to his superb play, it was over shortly before 1:15 a.m. on Tuesday. (Also see: Biggest moments of Day 8)
Federer played brilliantly right from the start, taking the first five games - and 20 of the first 25 points - in only 12 minutes. He didn't miss a beat in the second set, hitting four aces in his opening service game and finishing with 14.