Grand slam king Roger Federer kept up his sprint through the early rounds of the U.S. Open by steamrolling Steve Darcis of Belgium 6-1 6-2 6-1 to reach the third round of the year’s final grand slam.
Second seed Roger Federer, who took just 80 minutes to register victory over the 66th-ranked Darcis under the lights at Arthur Ashe Stadium, has lost just nine games in his first two matches at Flushing Meadows this week.
The 34-year-old Roger Federer, so comfortable in the spotlight of the night program, matched Serena Williams for most U.S. Open wins registered under the lights as he improved his record to 29-1.
“I’ve enjoyed myself so many times, so many years. It’s wonderful that I can still experience it and play this well. It’s great,” Roger Federer said in an on-court interview. “I hope this is not my last one, of course.”
Roger Federer, who has won an all-time leading 17 grand slam men’s singles titles but none since the 2012 Wimbledon title, will next meet Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber, a straight sets winner against Czech Lukas Rosol.