NEW YORK – Roger Federer served sensationally on Friday as he routed his spring training partner Daniel Evans 6-2 6-2 6-1 for a place in the US Open fourth round.
The record 20-time Grand Slam winner Federer had dropped the first set in each of his first two matches at Flushing Meadows.
But Evans only got one break – when it was too late, in the third set of the lopsided affair.
Federer, 38, allowed Evans just six points on his serve in the first set, and then won his next five service games at love to take the second set and go 1-0 up in the third.
The 58th-ranked Evans broke two games later, but did not even get a sniff at a comeback as Federer reeled off the next four games to complete the quickest men’s draw victory of the current tournament in a mere 1 hour, 20 minutes.