The Swiss went in eighths without a drop of sweat against Evans.
Never has a player won the US Open after losing the first set in his first two rounds.
Roger Federer, Friday, has for the first time since the beginning of the tournament given the impression that he could be the one who puts an end to this curse. More in legs than in his first two rounds, he certainly did not have to force at all on this Central, leaded by the heat, as his rival was to absent subscribers (6-2, 6-2, 6- 1). Winner of his second round in four intense sets, deprived of day off, Dan Evans was too dull to have a chance.