Thereafter, Federer began to take control and the Swiss eventually ran out a 4-6 6-4 6-3 victor. He ran far to the right of the court, past the post, and just got a racket on Kyrgios's ball. Roger had 23 service winners and he was the dominant figure in the first and third sets, placing his shots well and breaking Andy's defense with accurate attacks and net rushings.
Joking that he would be recording the moment himself after the match, Kyrgios reportedly told reporters afterwards: "Oh my god".
"It was nearly unreal". I wouldn't say I'm satisfied with my career.
After powering past Kyrgios 6-4, 6-1, 7-5 to reach the fourth round of the US Open, Federer, obviously was questioned about the shot. "Clearly when you play that way and you lose, it's always, like, you feel like he's so much to blame, but that's just how he plays", said Federer. "I guess I deserve it because I went for it".
'If anyone else is doing those shots against me, I'm probably not too happy.
"As you're hitting it, you're, like, "Oh, I can just shove it down the line and just flat".
'I think there is a lot more things to explore.
Federer would later break Kyrgios' service to win the first set on a backhand victor.
That consistency, impressive though it was to watch the 37-year-old hit 51 winners, eventually turned what had been a highly anticipated match into a bit of a bore.
The match featured no shortage of highlights, including a jaw-dropping shot from Federer that left Kyrgios speechless during the third set.
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The man, who has made sure fans got their money's worth over the years with his lobs, tweeners and SABRs among other awe-inspiring shots, himself acknowledged that the down-the-line victor was a "special shot".
"We have all imitated serves. But it's Roger", smiled Kyrgios.
Roger Federer remained on course for a first US Open title in a decade as he delivered an imperious performance to ease past the challenge of Nick Kyrgios in straight sets at Flushing Meadows. All three top-15 players pushed their matches to three sets, but couldn't convert them into wins. Those losses weren't great for me, either.
First, though, both get what shape up as mismatches in the fourth round: Federer plays 55th-ranked John Millman, and Djokovic faces 68th-ranked Sousa.
The 29-year-old Millman earned his own shot at Federer on Monday with a breakthrough 6-4 4-6 6-1 6-3 third-round win over Mikhail Kukushkin.
Speaking after the game, Federer enjoyed his handy work saying it was one of the greatest shots in his illustrious career.
"I have been around for about four years now".
Just when you think you've seen everything on the tennis court.
"To play fair and play tough", said Federer on Saturday when asked what he can offer to young players.
"We're two very different characters". Good luck extending that lead, go get 21.