The world no.1 and 5-time US Open champion, Roger Federer, proved yet again that no left hander, with the exception of the injured Spaniard Rafael Nadal, can so much as hurt the mighty Swiss, a fact that his latest victim, the 25th seed Fernando Verdasco was forced to learn the hard way. The Swiss Maestro's sublime serving performance meant that a break in each set, largely assisted by the ill-timed double faults from the racquet of his Spanish opponent was sufficient for the legend to book a spot in the last 16, winning the encounter 63 64 64. Meanwhile, another Spaniard in the person of 30th seed Feliciano Lopez gave the 3rd seed and reigning Olympic Champion Andy Murray all he could handle before the Briton scraped past with the help of 3 closely-contested tiebreakers in 4 sets. The final score was 76(5) 76(5) 46 76(4) in favor of Murray.
Joining them in the the last 16 is the 6th seed Czech Tomas Berdych, who after experiencing a minor hiccup in the form of a first set loss, picked up his game to brush aside the big-serving American Sam Querrey 67(6) 64 63 62. Adding to the American exit list is the unseeded American veteran, James Blake, who was steamrolled by the huge-serving 15th seed Canadian, Milos Raonic, wrapping up the affair in easy straight sets, 63 60 76(3). A miserable day for the locals say American upstart Jack Sock following the path of his compatriots losing in four sets to the 11th seed Spaniard, Nicolas Almagro, 76(3) 67(4) 76(2) 61. Also proceeding to the last 16 was Croatian 12th seed, Marin Cilic, who also required four sets to see off his Japanese opponent, the 17th seed Kei Nishkori in four sets, winning it 63 63 67(3) 63.