Soderling a straight-set winner over de Bakker, advances to fourth round of US Open

Robin Soderling has advanced to the round of 16 at the U.S. Open with a 6-2, 6-3, 6-3 victory over Thiemo de Bakker of the Netherlands.

The fifth-seeded Soderling, twice a runner-up at the French Open, needed only 1 hour, 42 minutes at blustery Flushing Meadows on Saturday to defeat the 48th-ranked de Bakker.

After struggling through a five-setter in the opening round, the Swede has only dropped 16 games over his next two matches.