Thursday, August 31, 2006

Federer cruises towards third consecutive US Open title

By Tando Mfengwana
31 August 2006

Tennis world number one, Roger Federer, cruised past Taiwan’s Wang Yue-tzuoo in the first round of the US Open yesterday.

The Cape Times reports that Federer was pushed hard in the first set by Yue-tzuoo, who is ranked 109. Yue-tzuoo succumbed 6-4 6-1 6-0 in just one-hour, 41 minutes. Federer will now play either Tim Henman or Greg Rusedski.

Meanwhile, fist-pumping second seed Rafael Nadal, advanced to the second round with a 6-4 6-4 6-4 victory over wildcard Mark Philippousis. The report quotes Nadal as saying that he was playing a very aggressive game. The two-time French Open champion pumped his fist and roared with each key point in a two-hour, three minute encounter to advance to the second round.

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