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Federer rolls on

The Roger Federer express continues to sweep aside unfortunate opponents and on this occasion, it was Juan Martin del Potro who was buffeted aside with relatively ease.

I was more the aggressor. It was more on my racket, and I like it that way

Much was expected of this clash between the Swiss Maestro and the resurgent Argentine but it was never to be as Federer rolled on into round four 6-3 6-4.

It was the first meeting between the two since the ATP Finals in 2013 which went three sets.

On this occasion Federer gained control early and while Delpo held break points he was never able to capture the SwissŠ—È serve as he went on to secure his 15th win of the year in 16 matches.

Š—“I was more the aggressor. It was more on my racket, and I like it that way,Š— Federer said afterward. Š—“But, again, if he wouldŠ—Ève broken back in the first and would he have broken back in the second, we might still be playing and things would be very, very different right now. I thought it was a good match.Š—

Up next for Federer is Roberto Bautista Agut who ousted Sam Querrey in three sets 3-6 6-2 6-3.

FedererŠ—Ès countryman and top seed Stan Wawrinka also had an easy day, cruising past Malek Jaziri by the same 6-3 6-4 scoreline.

Wawrinka now faces a tough test against Alexander Zverev. The German teenager won an all-tiebreak match over John Isner saving three match points in the process with a 6-7(5) 7-6(6) 7-6(5) victory.

Nick Kyrgios toppled Ivo Karlovic 6-4 6-7(4) 7-6(2) and in the process upset spectators when he berated a ballboy for not delivering the ball to him properly. The Aussie then made up for that by handing him his towel as a memento after the match and turning his cap around. That appeased everyone!

Kyrgios now moves on to meet David Goffin who needed three sets to beat Diego Schwartzman 4-6 6-3 7-5.

Also through are Tomas Berdych who powered past Gilles Muller 6-3 6-4 win over Gilles Muller. Next for the Czech is Adrian Mannarino who battled past Borna Coric 6-4 2-6 7-6(3).






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