Haas into third round


Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:46

The German, seeded 20th, created 18 break point opportunities in the match, but it stretched on longer than it might have as he converted only two.

“I think my serve was extremely better than it was my first round match,” he said on the ATP’s official website. “And, you know, it has to be. Every match you play, everybody can play these days, so you have to try and improve.”

It was the 30th career win at Flushing Meadows for the former world number two.

He will now face 10th seed Fernando Verdasco in the next round after he cruised past Florent Serra 6-3 6-0 6-3.

Verdasco, who reached his first Grand Slam semi-final when losing the Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open earlier this year, dispatched the Frenchman in under 90 minutes as he continues the hot form that saw him claim his first ATP World Tour title last week in New Haven.


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