There were few shocks on Saturday at the 2015 U.S. Open as the likes of Andy Murray, Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka all progressed to the fourth round in straight sets.
Likewise in the women's singles, Simona Halep and Petra Kvitova cruised through with comfortable wins over Shelby Rogers and Anna Karolina Schmiedlova, respectively.
Here are the full results from Saturday's action:
|Saturday's Results from 2015 US Open|
|No. 2 Roger Federer def. No. 29 Philipp Kohlschreiber||6-3, 6-4, 6-4|
|No. 3 Andy Murray def. No. 30 Thomaz Bellucci||6-3, 6-2, 7-5|
|No. 13 John Isner def. Jiri Vesely||6-3, 6-4, Ret.|
|No. 5 Stan Wawrinka def. Ruben Bemelmans||6-3, 7-6 (5), 6-4|
|No. 12 Richard Gasquet def. No. 24 Bernard Tomic||6-4, 6-3, 6-1|
|Donald Young def. No. 22 Viktor Troicki||4-6, 0-6, 7-6 (3), 6-2, 6-4|
|No. 6 Tomas Berdych def. No. 31 Guillermo Garcia-Lopez||6-7 (2), 7-6 (7), 6-3, 6-3|
|No. 15 Kevin Anderson def. No. 20 Dominic Thiem||6-3, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (3)|
|No. 5 Petra Kvitova def. No. 32 Anna Karolina Schmiedlova||6-2, 6-1|
|No. 20 Victoria Azarenka def. No. 11 Angelique Kerber||7-5, 2-6, 6-4|
|No. 2 Simona Halep def. Shelby Rogers||6-2, 6-3|
|Johanna Konta def. No. 18 Andrea Petkovic||7-6 (2), 6-3|
|Varvara Lepchenko def. Mona Barthel||1-6, 6-3, 6-4|
|No. 22 Sam Stosur def. No. 16 Sara Errani||7-5, 2-6, 6-1|
|No. 24 Sabine Lisicki def. Barbora Strycova||6-4, 4-6, 7-5|
|No. 26 Flavia Pennetta def. Petra Cetkovska||1-6, 6-1, 6-4|
Federer Eases Past Philipp Kohlschreiber
The Swiss star came up against his toughest test of the U.S. Open so far and passed with flying colours as he needed just one hour and 33 minutes to dispatch Philipp Kohlschreiber.
Kohlschreiber broke Federer's run of 78 consecutive service holds in the second set, but his illustrious opponent responded with an immediate break of his own as he remained comfortable throughout.
The tournament's official Twitter feed shared the highlights:
According to the U.S. Open's website, the second seed only won 80 points to the German's 75. Per Reuters (via Al Jazeera) Federer said: "I think I won the big points today. I served well when I had to at the end."
As the New York Times' Ben Rothenberg noted, the 34-year-old has set up a fourth-round showdown with American John Isner, who Federer believes will enjoy a partisan crowd at Flushing Meadows:
Nevertheless, Federer often enjoys plenty of support even against home favourites, so expect both players to receive plenty of vocal support.
Isner comfortably beat Jiri Vesely in his match, although the Czech retired after the second set.
The No. 13 seed is in outstanding form, though, so expect fireworks when he meets Federer.
Murray Powers Past Thomaz Bellucci
After being taken to five sets by Adrian Mannarino in the second round, Murray's match against Thomaz Bellucci was far more straightforward. As Ben Rothenberg noted, the result was the exact response the Scot would have been looking for:
The situation looked dangerous for Murray as he was broken in his first service game, but the third seed responded magnificently and remained on the front foot for the remainder of the match.
Bellucci was only afforded one more break point for the rest of the night, which the Brazilian failed to take. Murray's net play was excellent, as his 72 per cent success rate indicates, per the US Open's website.
Here are the highlights, courtesy of the tournament's Twitter feed:
Per BBC Sport, Murray admitted it was important to bounce back the way he did. He said: "It was very important today. My last match was extremely tough physically and mentally. It was a lot cooler today, which helps, and to get the win in three sets. I get a day to recover now and get ready for the next one."
Winning just five of 13 break points could be something of a concern for the 28-year-old, though.
He faces Kevin Anderson in the next round, with the South African coming off the back of a straight-sets win over Dominic Thiem.
The South African has never reached the fourth round before, though, so Murray's experience should see him through to the business end of the tournament.