Result: Tomas Berdych breezes past Julien Benneteau to reach US Open fourth round

Tomas Berdych reaches the fourth round of the US Open with an easy 6-0 6-3 6-2 victory over Julien Benneteau.

Tomas Berdych has booked his place in the fourth round of the US Open with a swift 6-0 6-3 6-2 victory over Julien Benneteau.

Tomas Berdych in action against Julien Benneteau during their US Open third round match on September 1, 2013© AFP

In the first set the fifth seed broke Benneteau's serve on three occasions. The Frenchman had break-point chances to get back in it but could not take them.

Benneteau got on the board by holding his first service game of the second but was broken at the next opportunity, with Berdych holding his remaining service games to come through.

Berdych was not threatened in the third set and won the last nine points in a row to seal victory in under two hours.

Next up for the Czech is a match against 19th seed Stanislas Wawrinka, who overcame Marcos Baghdatis in a tough slog.

Tomas Berdych of Czech Republic celebrates match point against Andy Murray of Great Britain during the Western & Southern Open on August 16, 2013
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