World no. 1 Roger Federer did not face any difficulty is seeing off World no. 49 Bernard Tomic in straight sets to go through to the Quarter-finals of Western and Southern Open Cincinnati Masters championship. Federer took just over an hour to undo Australian teenager 6-2,6-4 in 62 minutes.
It was a re-match of this year's Australian Open, where they had met in the same round, pre-quarterfinal. Federer compared both of their meetings after the match.
"It was more a first-strike tennis, and I think I'm just a bit better at it still today. I was able to mix it up well and not have too many hiccups on my own serve. Then I was able to create some opportunities and take advantage of that and get the win."
This is the first tournament that Federer is playing since playing finals in Olympics Games in London on Grass.
“It was a good match for me,” said the 17-time grand slam champion. “I don’t know his game that well, but we played a good match. The switch from grass to hardcourt is difficult.
“This court is faster than Wimbledon and the bounce is really high. It may have gone quickly and there were hardly any rallies, but I was pleased to close it out.”
The 17-time Grand Slam champion has won this title four times and he will face Mardy Fish in the Quarterfinals.