November 12, 2019

Federer crushes Goffin to reach US Open quarter-finals

NEW YORK: Roger Federer advanced to the quarterfinals of the US Open for the thirteenth time in his last 15 attempts on Sunday by defeating the 15th seed Belgian David Goffin 6-2, 6-2, 6-0.

The 38-year-old Swiss seeded, trying to stretch his men’s Grand Slam title to 21, took only 79 minutes to reserve a place in the quarterfinals against the winner of a later match between Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov and Australia. s Alex de Minaur.

“It was great. I thought I had a good feeling here,” Federer said. “David didn’t have his best day either, he was fighting.”

Serbia’s Djokovic, 16-time Grand Slam champion who has captured four of Slam’s last five crowns, is 19-5 against Wawrinka, but hasn’t played since Switzerland defeated Djokovic in the 2016 US Open final.

The fifth Russian seeded Daniil Medvedev will also play later, who won in Cincinnati in the last major US Open tuning event. Medvedev was fined $ 9,000 for an obscene gesture and unsportsmanlike conduct in a third round victory, his third fine in three games at Flushing Meadows.

Federer, who improved to 9-1 in the rivalry of his career with Goffin, has a 7-0 mark for life against Dimitrov, who ranks 78, but never faced De Minaur, who ranks 38.

The quarter-final record of the five-time US Open champion Federer’s Open Era Slam grew to 56 and reached Andre Agassi’s second best total in the US Open of 13 quarterfinals.

Goffin broke in the third game of the game and Federer responded by winning the next five games to take advantage of the opening set in 26 minutes, 11 of the following 13 to take control of the matter in one hour and 17 of the 19 finals in incredibly fast fashion .

“I was down on the scoreboard before,” Federer said. “Obviously you have to go back. I was too depressed with myself.

“In a way I feel bad about hitting a friend like David.

Federer also commented on Ashe’s emotional moment on Saturday when defending champion Naomi Osaka defeated Coco Gauff, 15, and then asked her tearful rival to join her in post-match interviews.

“I thought it was very nice to see the camaraderie at the highest level in sports,” Federer said. “Both have a bright future ahead. I’m sure they will have a great rivalry.”

And I had some tips for Gauff.

“These are the defeats you need. They are what you learn from,” he said. “Everything is fine if you look at the grand scheme of things, she should not be discouraged too much.”

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