The Swiss Maestro schools another young gun down under

2 Roger Federer faced another young gun last night (this morning, I am so confused I cannot keep up with it) down under when he played 13 Raonic of Canada.  Federer took him to class and showed him how it is done with a 6 -4, 7 -6, 6-2 lesson.  This match sounds closer than it really was.  I believe Fed finished with 32/33 winners to 12/13 unforced errors.  The result was similar to the match he had against Tomic a couple days before.  The difference was, Raonic is a class act, an up and coming guy with a monster serve who respects the game and has a wonderful attitude.  Bit different from Tomic, OK, enough said about that.  Roger was superb and gotta say, I like the tennis shoes, black with pink highlights and hot pink laces.  More importantly, when the camera scrolled to Federer’s box, Mirka was smiling and happy, seemed to be really enjoying herself.  That can only mean good things for Roger…you know, happy wife, happy life!  So, the great Roger Federer is once again into the quarterfinals of a major and will next face the colorful and entertaining Frenchman 7 Tsonga, who defeated his fellow countryman Gasquet in four sets.

Serena Williams, the #3 seed who is really the #1 player in the world, had little trouble with Kirilenko, winning 6 -2, 6- 0.  She will face her buddy and rising American star, Sloane Stephens in the quarters.  Sloane reached her first quarterfinals at a major ever by virtue of her three set victory over Jankovic.  Also into the quarterfinals, 3 Andy Murray of GRB with a three set victory over the Frenchman Simon.

First quarterfinal will take place tonight at 7:00 pm EST on Tennis Channel between Radwanska and Li Na.  Coverage switches to ESPN2 at 9:00 pm EST.

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