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Nadal, Federer into fourth round at US Open
Last Updated: 2017-09-04 11:02 | Xinhua
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Top seed Rafael Nadal fromSpainand Swiss mogul Roger Federer stormed to fourth round at the US Open with convincing victories on Saturday.

Nadal had early troubles against Argentine Leonardo Mayer in the first set, but fought back and won the third round match at 6-7(3), 6-3, 6-1, 6-4.

"I don't feel extra pressure, and my pressure is always the same: the motivation to do it well in an event that I love. I played well in the past, and I always had a great connection with the crowd," Nadal said.

"I'm very very happy to win, I was in a tough situation after failing to convert on my first 14 break points. But I fought a lot, I was there mentally. Then I played better," added Nadal, who is up against Alexandr Dolgopolov from Ukraine in last 16 actions.

Swiss third seed Federer advanced to the last 16 after making short work of Spaniard Feliciano Lopez 6-3, 6-3, 7-5. He will be taking on German 33rd seed Philipp Kohlschreiber, who is 0-11 for his career against Federer.

Federer, the 19-time Grand Slam champion, is seeking his record sixth title at the US Open.

"I struggled in the first two rounds, so it's nice to win in straight sets," the Swiss said. "I played a very clean match."

There are also wins for sixth seed Dominic Thiem of Austria, who defeat Frenchman Adrian Mannarino in straight sets; Argentine Juan Martin Del Potro, who defeated Roberto Bautista of Spain; and ninth seed David Goffin of Belgium, who got past Gael Monfils ofFrancein third round.

In women's part, world number one Karolina Pliskova from the Czech Republic saved a match point to beat China's Zhang Shuai and advanced to the last 16.

Top seed Pliskova, the runner-up of the 2016 US Open, win at 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 but had to save a match point in the 10th game of the second set before clawing back for the victory.

"I was match point down and I thought I haven't tried many forehand winners down the line. That's what I did. I may not have got another chance. She got tight at the end of the second set, so I just waited for my chances," said the 25-year-old.

Had she lost on Saturday, Pliskova would also have lost her world number one ranking to either Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza of Spain or Elina Svitolina from Ukraine, both of whom are still in the tournament.

Fourth seed Svitolina eased past Shelby Rogers of theUnited States6-4, 7-5 to also make last 16.

Host player Coco Vandeweghe posted a big win in third round as she upset 10th seed Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland 7-5, 4-6, 6-4.

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