Roger Federer Advances To 2011 U.S. Open 3rd Round Easily

No. 3 seed Roger Federer cruised to the third round of the 2011 U.S. Open with a straight set win over Israel's Dudi Sela at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Thursday.

The five-time U.S. Open champion scored six aces with his serve, which topped out at 128 MPH, and won on 88 percent of his first serve in defeating Sela 6-3 6-2 6-2 in 117 minutes. 

Federer will face the winner of Thursday's match between No. 27 Marin Cilic and 18-year-old Australian Bernard Tomic, who took Cilic to five sets during the third round of the 2010 Australian Open and is proving to be a hard draw in majors in 2011. Tomic advanced to the quarter-finals at Wimbledon and lost to World No. 1 Rafael Nadal in the third round of the Australian Open.

For all of our U.S. Open coverage, head over to SB Nation Tennis. For the men's and women's draws check out our StoryStream.

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