No. 1 Roger Federer registered his most routine victory of the tournament thus far in the fourth round, beating No. 16 Jurgen Melzer 6-3, 6-2, 6-3.
Despite the fact that both Federer and Melzer are veterans of over a decade on the ATP Tour, it was the first time the two had played.
There was a notion spread by commentators that Melzer would be able to trouble Federer with his big lefty serve, but it did not play out that way at all. Federer broke Melzer’s serve five times, and was never broken himself.
Federer next plays the winner of No. 12 Tomas Berdych and Daniel Brands in the quarterfinal.