Federer Express Keeps Rolling

Roger rallies to win 35 straight points on serve at US Open
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Sep 4, 2007 4:58 AM CDT
Feliciano Lopez of Spain returns a shot to Roger Federer of Switzerland during their match at the US Open tennis tournament in New York, Monday, Sept. 3, 2007. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – 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.