Federer finds form, beats Lopez in straights

The Associated Press
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NEW YORK - Roger Federer did not spend any extra time on court in the third round at the US Open and easily eliminated 31st-seeded Feliciano Lopez 6-3, 6-3, 7-5.

After opening a Grand Slam tournament with back-to-back five-setters for the first time in his career, Federer raced through the first two sets in 59 minutes and ended things after 1 hour, 46 minutes.

Federer improved to 13-0 against Lopez and 33-1 in night matches at Flushing Meadows.

In the fourth round, Federer faces 33rd-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber. Federer is 11-0 against the German.