Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Roger Federer continues winning in Cincinnati
World No. 1 Roger Federer began his campaign for a fifth Western & Southern Open title by cruising past Alex Bogomolov Jr. 6-3, 6-2 in his second-round match on Wednesday evening in Cincinnati.
Federer wrapped up the victory in exactly one hour, hitting 31 winners and breaking Bogomolov three times from four opportunities. He saved Bogomolov’s lone break point chance with an ace in the final game of the match.
The Swiss, who celebrated his 31st birthday last week, is making his 12th appearance at this ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament and won titles here in 2005, ’07, and ’09-10. He next faces Australian Bernard Tomic, the youngest player in the singles draw at 19 years of age, whom he has defeated in their two previous meetings.
Federer is looking to win his 21st ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title this week, which would tie Rafael Nadal’s record mark.