Roger Federer returns a shot from Vasek Pospisil on day three of the Western and Southern Open tennis tournament at Linder Family Tennis Center. Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports
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Roger Federer became the first man to win 300 matches at the ATP Masters 1000 level, beating Vasek Pospisil 7-6 (7/4), 5-7, 6-2 Wednesday in Cincinnati.The victory in just over two hours put the 33-year-old world No. 3 into the third round of his final tuneup tournament for the U.S. Open. Federer powered through the third, breaking his opponent twice on the way to victory and finishing with 23 winners and 21 unforced errors, with six aces along the way.While Federer safely followed top seed Novak Djkokovic into the third round, three of the men's top nine were toppled.Murray improved to 3-0 over the 37th-ranked Sousa, never trailing in the match that lasted 71 minutes.No. 11 American John Isner beat Australian Marinko Matosevic 6-3, 7-6 (7/1), Fabio Fognini, seeded 15th, dispatched Lleyton Hewitt 6-1, 6-4 while No. 16 Spaniard Tommy Robredo beat Sam Querrey 6-2, 6-4 .
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