FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY â€“ No. 1 Roger Federer continued his perfect record against Â 25th seed Fernando Verdasco on Saturday with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 win at the US Open.
Federer is vying to win his sixth US Open title which would be an Open Era record.
The Swiss moved into net frequently winning 26 of 27 points while earning 36 points from the baseline.
â€œI had no clue my stats were that good coming in, said Federer.
Fernando did have some good chances for good passing shots. Looking bacl, I donâ€™t remember missing too many volleys and overheads, all that stuff. Probably half of the time I didnâ€™t have to volley because it was hard to hit a good pass. It was windy. Usually when I do come in, itâ€™s probably on one I can be offensive on.â€
Federer was not really challenged on his serve, only having to save one break point.
Playing under the heat and humidity of New York City, does not bother Federer. â€œWasnâ€™t hot at all for me. Bit of a breeze,â€ Federer said.
â€œHad a great time out there. I was happy with my performance today.â€
Federer will meet the winner of Mardy Fish- Gilles Simon match in the fourth round.