ATP US Open: Roger Federer destroys David Goffin to send clear message



by   |  VIEW 6832

ATP US Open: Roger Federer destroys David Goffin to send clear message

World no. 3 and the five-time US Open champion Roger Federer is through to the 13th quarter-final in New York, demolishing David Goffin 6-2, 6-2, 6-0 in an hour and 18 minutes. Roger didn't play that well in the first two round but there was nothing wrong with his game against Daniel Evans and today versus Goffin, dropping ten games in total and storming into the last eight as the fourth-oldest player at the US Open after Pancho Gonzales, Ken Rosewall and Jimmy Connors.

It was the ninth victory for the Swiss over the Belgian in ten encounters, dominating on both serve and return to leave David far behind and notch one of his fastest triumphs at the US Open. Federer lost 19 points behind the initial shot and suffered two break from seven chances offered to the Belgian, something we barely noticed after an incredible performance on the return, taking 66% of the points and earning eight breaks from nine chances to race towards the finish line.

Roger hit 34 winners and 17 unforced errors, controlling the pace from start to finish and staying on the course for the first title here since 2008. They traded breaks in games three and four, still seeking their shots in the opening stage before Roger grabbed 16 of the last 18 points for a 6-2 thanks to breaks in games six and eight.

David managed to pull the break back in the fifth game of the second set but that was all we saw from him, allowing Federer to rattle off nine straight games and seal the deal in no time at all, delivering breaks in games six and eight just like in the opener and storming over the opponent in set number three for a bagel and a perfect day at the office.