Roger Federer ends Sam Groth’s US Open campaign | 30 August 2014

Roger Federer savoured his old-school duel with Sam Groth

Roger Federer savoured his old-school duel with Sam Groth

Well done: Roger Federer and Sam Groth at the net after match point. Photo: Getty Images

Well done: Roger Federer and Sam Groth at the net after match point. Photo: Getty Images

Roger Federer served up a tidy 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 win over big-hitting Australian Sam Groth to ease into the third round of the U.S. Open and continue his march towards an 18th Grand Slam title

A keen student of the game’s history and traditions, Federer said he relished playing throwbacks like Groth, who backed up his supersonic serve with relentless net-rushing in a “once-in-a-lifetime” appearance under lights at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

“You’ve got to appreciate those kind of match-ups because we don’t have them very often anymore, unfortunately,” Federer said.

“What I like about these kind of match-ups is there’s always going to be something unusual that’s going to happen, unusual shot-making.

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