Roger Federer Advances to US Open Second Round

Updated: 27 August 2014 07:16 IST

Five-time champion Roger Federer defeated Australian Marinko Matosevic 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 in the opening round of US Open.

Roger Federer Advances to US Open Second Round
Roger Federer, of Switzerland, returns a shot to Marinko Matosevic, of Australia, during the first round of the 2014 U.S. Open. © AP

New York:

Five-time champion Roger Federer advanced to the second round of the US Open on Tuesday with a 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (7/4) victory over Australian Marinko Matosevic.

Federer was cruising against the 76th-ranked Matesovic with a two-set lead and a break in the third before his Aussie foe broke back to eventually force the tiebreaker.

"It was a bit more difficult than I thought it was going to be," admitted Federer, who is seeking an 18th Grand Slam title but his first since Wimbledon 2012.

He will face another Australian, 104th-ranked Sam Groth for a third-round berth.

Topics : Roger Federer Tennis
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