Meanwhile, Isner progressed to the fourth round after Jiri Vesely was forced to retire from the tournament.
Swiss tennis ace Roger Federer coasted into the US Open fourth round on Saturday with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 victory over Philipp Kohlschreiber, his tenth win in ten meetings against the 29th-ranked German.
Labor Day at the U.S. Open will see the top players vying for a spot in the quarterfinals.
The 17-time grand slam victor enters the fourth round clash in New York City having yet to drop a set.
Isner, the top-ranked American in the men’s draw, heard plenty of cheers in Arthur Ashe Stadium on Monday evening, but after his defeat, the overwhelming feeling among fans was unmistakably happiness.
John Isner beat Roger Federer in the greatest win of his career three years ago. So far, Federer has not lost even a single set and the tennis legend will be looking for another straight set victory in the fourth round. “There’s nothing you can do about that”, Isner stated in the post-match interview.
“I honestly probably didn’t believe I could beat him….”
“I started bad. I wasn’t feeling confident on the court”. “I feel like this could be one of the tougher Gasquets I’ve played in previous years, so I expect it to be hard”. “Didn’t win much after that”.
“I did play well here, I have a lot to be proud of”. We also had around 90 degrees as I was practicing.
The second-ranked Swiss Maestro has reinvented himself in his later years and the results keep getting better, despite an age that signals retirement for most.
“Obviously, John can hold easy, that we know”.
Pulling away quickly to big early leads, he has had the chance to try out different tactics under match conditions.
“The pace on his second serve is unreal”.
Wawrinka goes on to face unseeded American Donald Young who pulled off his second comeback from two sets to love down at the tournament to beat Serbian 22nd seed Viktor Troicki 4-6, 0-6, 7-6 (7/3), 6-2, 6-4.
All he needed to do was beat Marin Cilic, the 14th seed, and then first-time Grand Slam finalist Kei Nishikori in the final. At last year’s U.S. Open, Federer seemed fated for a title after he recovered from a two-set deficit and saved two match points against the flamboyant Gael Monfils in the quarterfinals. Marked for stardom as a teen, Young is now perhaps fulfilling his promise. “I will tell myself it can not happen”. I’ve kind of been down. “But tomorrow I have day off so I have time to recover”. “Hopefully it’s not over and there’s more to come”.
Berdych’s time in Flushing Meadows came to an end with the sixth seeded Czech falling 2-6 6-3 6-4 6-1 to 12th seeded Frenchman Gasquet.
Despite the desperation for an American man to make noise at the Open, the crowd still cheered more for the five-time Open champion while Rodriguez got a loud roar mixed with boos.
Two-time Wimbledon victor Petra Kvitova, the Czech fifth seed, eased past Anna Karolína Schmiedlova of Slovakia 6-2, 6-1.