Federer next meets American 13th seed Isner. Elsa/Getty Images/AFP
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Roger Federer, Andy Murray and Simona Halep strolled into the fourth round of the U.S. Open Saturday but shared the Flushing Meadows spotlight with tenacious underdogs Donald Young and Johanna Konta. Second seed Federer took another step toward a sixth U.S. Open title with an efficient 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 win over Philipp Kohlschreiber while third seed Murray followed him into the fourth round with a clinical 6-3, 6-2, 7-5 victory against Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci.Federer, who had sprinted through his first two matches with the loss of only nine games, next meets big-serving American 13th seed John Isner, who advanced when Czech Jiri Vesely retired with a neck injury when trailing 6-3 6-4 .Young has had a workout this week, escaping another two-sets deficit in his opening match to beat French 11th seed Gilles Simon 2-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4, then beating Britain's Aljaz Bedene in four sets in the second round.
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