9 Sep 2010

Federer surges into US Open quarterfinals

6:05 pm on 9 September 2010

The world number two Roger Federer has eased into the US Tennis Open semi-finals after brushing aside fellow Swiss Robin Soderling 6-4 6-4 7-5.

Federer looked to be cruising taking the first two sets in rapid succession before Soderling broke twice in the third to serve for the set at 5-3

However the second seed Federer broke back three times before taking the set 7-5.

Strong winds made conditions difficult at Flushing Meadows in New York but Federer says he wasn't fazed by the swirling breeze.

The second seeded Federer will third seed Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals after the Serbian beat Gael Monfils 7-6 6-1 6-2.