A Spanish southpaw gave Roger Federer trouble in the U.S. Open yesterday, taking the first set and playing him hard through the beginning of the third. But Federer answered by winning the next 35 points he served, dominating the third set and winning in four, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1, 6-4.
His opponent, Feliciano Lopez, was frustrated but resigned afterward, saying, "It's tough. I mean, it's Roger Federer." Federer called his third-set tear "awesome." Next up for Federer is No. 5 Andy Roddick, who has a career 1-13 record against the Swiss star. Roddick is the last American man standing at the US Open.