Roger Federer makes short work of Benoit Paire to set up Nick Kyrgios clash

Roger Federer ball toss

Roger Federer was in no mood to hang around as he beat Benoit Paire to set up a US Open third round clash with Nick Kyrgios.

The 37-year-old, bidding for what would be a record sixth title at Flushing Meadows eased to a 7-5 6-4 6-4 win in less than two hours.

Earlier in the day, Kyrgios beat Pierre-Hugues Herbert, and he insists he’s ready for Federer.

“It is always fun playing Roger,” Kyrgios said.

“We played each other three times and it has been 7-6 in the third set every time.

“I am looking forward to it. I have got nothing to lose and I am going to go out there and compete my a** off.”

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