Roger Federer trounces David Goffin to make US Open quarter-finals

first_imgRoger Federer has gotten his groove back. The No. 3 seed cruised through his second straight easy victory at the U.S. Open, beating David Goffin 6-2, 6-2, 6-0 to move into the his 13th quarterfinal at Flushing Meadows.Federer, who dropped the first set in each of his first two matches, hasn’t dropped a set since. He thoroughly dominated the No. 15 Goffin in 1 hour, 19 minutes, blasting 35 winners to just eight for his opponent and serving up 10 aces. Federer closed out the match after a 20-stroke rally with an emphatic backhand winner down the line.The five-time U.S. Open champion continues his quest for a record 21st Grand Slam tournament title against the winner of the match currently underway between Grigor Dimitrov and Alex de Minaur.Federer lost the opening set in each of his first two matches for the first time in his 19 U.S. Open appearances, but the No. 3 seed has been pretty perfect since while playing the first match of the day in Arthur Ashe Stadium. The 15th-seeded Goffin broke for a 2-1 lead but that was about his last highlight, as Federer amassed a 35-8 advantage in winners and converted nine of his 10 break-point chances.Federer tied Andre Agassi for the second-most quarterfinal appearances at the U.S. Open, trailing only Jimmy Connors’ 17. He had been surprisingly stopped a round short in 2018 by John Millman, preventing what would have been a matchup with eventual champion Novak Djokovic.Also See:last_img read more

Burlington teacher freed in Indonesia

Updated: Neil’s brother Guy Bantleman joined us on Morning Live. The family of a Burlington teacher jailed in Indonesia is ecstatic as they celebrate the release of Neil Bantleman and teaching assistant Ferdi Tjiong from jail.A picture from one of their colleagues shows the men celebrating with their wives following their release, early this morning our time.Last night it was announced that an appeals court had overturned the convictions against the two men for sexual abuse of kindergarten age boys.Their fortunes finally appeared to turn on Monday when a district court threw out the civil case brought by the mother of one of the children against the school, saying there was no proof that any of the alleged abuses had actually taken place.Throughout the ordeal both men maintained their innocence.    Their trial was widely criticized for presenting evidence that was inconsistent and sometimes contradictory.New evidence from medical reports from three different hospitals in Jakarta and Singapore showed no major injuries or abnormalities in the three children.Neil’s brother Guy Bantleman says the family expects Neil to stay in Indonesia for at least the next three days before returning to Canada for family reunions in Calgary and Burlington. Photo courtesy Dan Machacek, Jakarta Intercultural School read more