IW 3R: JM Del Potro dismantles A. Dolgopolov, 7-6(3) 6-3
Best match by Juan since coming back from injury, despite the choking attempt at the end (was 5-1 in the second). Played solid the whole match and had some of his blistering winners from the back of the court... best point of the match was at 5-3 in the tb. Low first serve percentage continues to be a hindrance, though (though it's not as bad as it seems because his second serve is solid... but still, he won't get away with it against a top player).
Dolgo had brilliant patches (the first set after the first three games) and some really poor ones. A joy to watch when he's on, and he gave Pony all kinds of trouble with the slices, angles and funky shots.
We should be appreciative of Federer though, because we will never see anything like him again. The fact he can still compete for slams ever after the erosion of his physical skills is really a greater testament to the natural talent he has than the period of time when he was dominating the tour.
He had a low 1st percentage, except at the beginning of the match. That's a big issue, but one he's always had since his comeback. Today, he was solid with his groundstrokes and also the second serve, can't improve everything at once, baby steps for him.