Nishioka succumbs to Federer at US Open

Nishioka succumbs to Federer at US Open

Nishioka succumbs to Federer at US Open

His opener eased him in nicely, the young 177-ranked Japanese player, Yoshihito Nishioka, who the Swiss beat, 6-2, 6-2, 6-4.

The second seed improved his flawless record in US Open first-round matches with his 18th win in 18 attempts.

Gunning for a spot in the final for the eighth time-which would bring hm on par with Pete Sampras and Ivan Lendl, Federer said, "I'm very happy with how I played tonight".

7-6 (7/3) victory in his first Grand Slam fourth round match scuppered a blockbuster quarter-final between Federer and two-time victor Novak Djokovic. She had to dig deep in a marathon 2-hour, 18-minute battle to beat Petkovic. "I think that settles my nerves there", said the second seed.

The last meeting between the two players came during the 2018 Halle Open where the Swiss tennis maestro handed over a crushing 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7) defeat to Paire. Federer had also become the first player in history who played in the final of all four Slams in back-to-back seasons and also the first one who grabbed Wimbledon and the US Open crowns in four consecutive seasons. It was a challenge that increased with more years on tour.

The Frenchman was not about to back off, though, and Federer offered up enough errors to allow Paire back in with a break and then a hold, 5-4. Kyrgios, a 23-year-old Australian, did not appear to be putting forth much effort while dropping the first set and falling behind 3-0 in the second.

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After wrapping up the second set, Federer continued to be aggressive in the third and again grabbed a double break to lead 4-0.

But he regained his composure to wrap up victory and continue his flawless first-round record at Flushing Meadows.

Past champion Novak Djokovic returns to the U.S. Open, and No. 2 seeds Roger Federer and Caroline Wozniacki are in action on a sweltering second day at Flushing Meadows.

The first set saw no break points and Roger grabbed the breaker with a backhand victor that gave him a mini-break and an ace in the 12th point.

Despite missing colossal chances to take both of the opening two sets, Novak was still in the match and he had three break points in the fifth game of the third set. He will now face Sandgren, whom he destroyed in the first round at Wimbledon - the only time they've faced each other. - Azarenka, a two-time U.S. Open runner-up, discussing a chair umpire's mistaken warning to a female player for changing her shirt on court during a match.

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