Federer wins 63 63 76(5) and that's the first match this year that Federer really clicked into high gear. Not all the time - he was a tad scrappy at times but that's me being overly critical - he never really needed to pull out all the stops until the end of the third set.
Very entertaining match from Youzhny though and both men put on a great show. Excellent shotmaking from both of them at times. Roger, as so often, didn't close it out as cleanly as he might, but got it done in 3. Great resistance from Youzhny at the end. It's funny - when he gets on a hot streak he is white hot - but he can't sustain it often.
Roger really looked good out there today, it's all clicking into place nicely for Nole in R4 and that's a match I'm looking forward to.