7 Sep 2010

Federer beats Melzer, to play Soderling in quarter-finals

6:43 pm on 7 September 2010

The second seed Roger Federer has brushed aside Austria's Jurgen Melzer in straight sets set up a revenge tennis match against Sweden's Robin Soderling in the quarter-finals of the U.S. Open.

The Swiss five-time U.S. Open winner beat Meltzer 6-3 7-6 6-3, taking the second-set tiebreaker 7-4, as he reached his 26th consecutive grand slam quarter-final.

Federer, 29, registered 41 winners to 23 and is yet to lose a set at Flushing Meadows this year.

Soderling eliminated Federer in the quarter-finals of this year's French Open for his only win against him in 13 meetings.