NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 01: Roger Federer of Switzerland serves during his Men’s Singles fourth round match against David Goffin of Belgium on day seven of the 2019 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 01, 2019 in Queens borough of New York City. Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFPRoger Federer cruised into the last eight Sunday at the US Open while Russian fifth seed Daniil Medvedev took inspiration from a booing crowd to reach his first Grand Slam quarterfinal.Federer, a five-time champion at Flushing Meadows, advanced to the US Open quarterfinals for the 13th time by routing Belgian 15th seed David Goffin 6-2, 6-2, 6-0 in only 79 minutes.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Never looked back.“In a fourth round like this, if you can keep it nice, short, simple, you have to take them. I’m very happy.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4The 38-year-old Swiss third seed, trying to stretch his men’s Grand Slam record title total to 21, advanced to a last-eight matchup with Bulgaria’s 78th-ranked Grigor Dimitrov.Medvedev, a winner at Cincinnati and runner-up at Montreal and Washington in hardcourt tuneup events, advanced into the quarterfinal against Stan Wawrinka by beating 118th-ranked German qualifier Dominik Koepfer 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 7-6 (7/2). Dimitrov struggled with a shoulder injury early this season but is finally back on form.“I’m pleased to be back on a court pain free, feeling pretty good,” he said. I’m just really happy right now. One of first most exciting and important things is to just enjoy after getting back onto the court.” Federer is 7-0 lifetime against Dimitrov, who dispatched Australia’s 38th-ranked Alex de Minaur 7-5, 6-3, 6-4.“Feeling excited first to be in US Open quarter-finals for the first time. This is what I practiced for, to play those matches,” Dimitrov said.“It’s a great opportunity for both of us. Hopefully we have a great battle and we can produce some great tennis.”Five-time US Open champion Federer unleashed a dominant performance, improving to 9-1 all-time against Goffin.“As soon as you get there, first match on Ashe against him, you can feel all the 20,000 people are behind him as soon as he hit the ball,” Goffin said.“All of a sudden every shot is 10 times tougher than usually. All of a sudden what you felt the day before during practice or the last matches, it feels completely different.”Goffin broke in the third game. Federer won the next five games to seize the opening set, 11 of the next 13 to grab command and 17 of the final 19 in stunningly rapid fashion.“He was great but I gave him the whole match,” Goffin said. “It’s tough to say but yeah, probably my worst match against him I’ve played.”Dimitrov faced only one break point in dispatching the 20-year-old Aussie.“I was able to neutralize everything that was thrown at me. Played right at the important moments and that was that,” he said. “Played really well when I had to and had great composure throughout the match.” No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Medvedev, fined $9,000 for an obscene gesture and unsportsmanlike conduct in a third-round victory, was booed by the crowd after the match and encouraged the jeers, waving a finger to symbolize he is number one and saying they encouraged him to keep playing while hurt out of spite.“I was painful in my attitude,” said Medvedev. “I was painful in my shoulder. I was wondering if I was going to play. And you guys gave me the energy.“Guys continue to give me this energy. You are the best.”Koepfer, hoping to be the first US Open qualifier in the quarter-finals since Gilles Muller in 2008, was broken by Medvedev at love in the fifth game of the third set and the Russian held from there, then dominated the decisive tie-breaker.‘Ten times tougher’Medvedev won his only match against Wawrinka in the 2017 first round at Wimbledon.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo to visit Batangas families displaced by Taal erruption LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption
Several customs and immigration officials participating in national border security training were on Monday warned against taking bribes, as this could undermine security.Caricom Assistant Secretary General, Dr Douglas Slater urged officials working in the area of border security to resist the temptation to accept bribes.While addressing the opening of the workshop at the Police Training Centre, the Caricom official said law enforcement agents were vulnerable to inducements for many reasons.Top Police, immigration and customs officials including Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud (fourth from left); and Citizenship and Immigration Minister Winston Felix (centre)Assistant Secretary General Slater told officers that they had a responsibility to act professionally, and to be vigilant and compassionate. He said if they stepped aside from these values, it had the potential to create great chaos.“With the economic situation in our Region, you are going to be faced with a challenge – the temptation of corruption and I am saying that plainly because we know that our workers within our border protection agencies, they do have that temptation and the criminals are out there making offers,” the official said.He also urged the officers to become familiar with the Caricom Single Market and Economy (CSME) framework and the rights of the free movement of Caribbean people, as this was an important issue that must be taken into account by all border control officials across the Region.Meanwhile, Guyana’s Citizenship Minister Winston Felix, a former Police Commissioner, echoed similar sentiments, urging the officials not to fall prey to corruption.“Fight the corrupt elements; don’t let them get to you. They get to you, they destroy you and, by extension, they destroy the image and reputation of the Government,” he asserted.Felix also highlighted the fact that many people were caught daily with false immigration stamps in their passports and this was an issue in many countries.In his comments, Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud observed that Guyana has the political will to stamp out terrorism and other forms of organised crime.He said this was fully supported by the Government. “In Guyana, we are fortunate to have the political will to deal with crime and violence. That is a necessity – political will is a necessity to deal with the crime and violence problems that exist today,” he said.The workshop is being organised by the Caricom Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS); the European Union and the United States Customs and Border Protection.The training will enhance the capacity of border security officials to identify and intercept persons, goods or vessels travelling across borders by illicit means or with illicit intent.The workshop’s training tools and manuals have been developed to facilitate harmonised standards and practices, policies and procedures to be used by Caribbean countries.