Five time champion Roger Federer found a new way to amaze as he reached the US Open last 16 with a 6-4, 6-1, 7-5 victory over Nick Kyrgios.

The second seeded Swiss withstood an early onslaught from the unpredictable Aussie, firing 51 winners that included an unlikely forehand flicked around the net post that Kyrgios couldn’t believe.¬†Federer had the luxury of a two set lead when the duo’s most entertaining exchanges thrilled the Arthur Ashe stadium crowd.

Things would have been much different if Kyrgios could have converted one of four break points in the seventh game of the opening set.But Federer escaped, breaking Kyrgios to pocket the first set and dominating the second.

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