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Roger Federer lost the first ten points Sunday afternoon, starting slow, and finding himself down 5-2 in the opening set against Marcel Granollers, before rain and lightning suspended play. Within a few hours, the weather cleared up, play resumed, and the Swiss maestro got past the first set hiccup to easily dispatch the Spaniard. Upon returning to very humid conditions in a day match turned night, the 5-time US Open champion held and broke immediately, but soon after lost his first set of the tournament.

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From that point onward, it was one way traffic, with Federer cruising through conditions that continued to become muggier. The 33-year-old Swiss was moved incredibly well, looking to come to net often, and he finished strong. Keeping the match under two hours, Federer advanced to the fourth round with a 4-6 6-1 6-1 6-1 defeat over Granollers. He fired 13 aces, no double faults, winning 32/51 points at net, hitting 57 winners to 27 errors over four sets.

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