No. 4 seed David Ferrer saved five set points in a first-set tiebreaker Sunday and went on to defeat 2001 champion Lleyton Hewitt 7-6 (9), 4-6, 6-3, 6-0 in the third round of the U.S. Open.
Second-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska beat former top-ranked player Jelena Jankovic in straight sets to match her best result at the U.S. Open.
A day after surprisingly announcing the U.S. Open will be the last tournament of his career, Andy Roddick dominated Australian teenager Bernard Tomic from start to finish and reached the third round with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-0 victory.
Lleyton Hewitt is back in the third round of the U.S. Open at age 31 — 11 years after his title at Flushing Meadows.
Laura Robson dissolved into giggles at a reference to British boy band One Direction.
Defending US Open champion Sam Stosur cruised into the fourth round of the US Open, where she will face a teenager who has defeated former Grand Slam winners in her last two matches.
Former top-ranked players Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic of Serbia are quietly into the third round of the US Open with impressive performances so far.
The first two days of the US Open featured mostly quick, one-sided matches. It was more of the same early on Wednesday.
“The U.S. Open, for me, was always, I don’t want to say easy, but very natural and I’ve always looked forward to it in a big way,” Roger Federer said on Monday.
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