Federer hangs on for win at US Open

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Five-time US Open champion Roger Federer came out on top in a five-set thriller against Mikhail Youzhny.

Rublev, who next meets unseeded Bosnian Damir Dzumhur, joins Shapovalov in round three, making it the first time since 2008 that two male teenagers have reached this stage at Flushing Meadows.

Getting through Round 1 was no cakewalk, as Federer initially fell behind to 19-year-old American Frances Tiafoe, 4-6.

"My preparation hasn't been good at all here", he said. It was exciting and it's kind of why I came to NY, to go through these emotions. So that would have been tougher for me maybe to back it up back-to-back days.

Roger Federer came to Queens as the heavy favorite to reclaim his throne, looking to win his third major of the year, and his first U.S. Open title in nine years.

Federer looked to be cruising after a stellar opening set, but he failed to serve out the second set and the fourth, though he still managed to snag the latter to force a deciding set.

Next up for Federer is Feliciano Lopez, who defeated fellow Spaniard Fernando Verdasco in four sets in their second round match.

"It wasn't always like this", Federer said following the epic contest at Flushing Meadows, acknowledging that he has not been accustomed to playing long matches over the course of a brilliant career.




"I felt different, completely different, the way it played and everything".

Kid: I wanted to ask you Switzerland is really cool, right? "I feel quite warmed up by now".

He had 68 unforced errors.

The kid got his chance to speak at the conference and he went on to ask the 19-time champion (Grand Slam singles titles) about why he's referred to by the nickname of G.O.A.T even though there is not a lot of livestock in his native country, Switzerland.

When the Russian broke again early in the third set, it was clear Federer's army of fans were in for another anxious wait.

The Russian was having his own problems by now, requiring visits from the doctor in the fourth and fifth sets and falling to the court, apparently with cramp, early in the decider.

From there, Federer held serve and Youzhny called the trainer over between games. "I just don't get it", one ESPN commentator said. We go back to the '98 juniors here, we played each other in doubles.

For the moment, he is winning more sets than he is losing, but his form is far from convincing.

The world number 46, born in Japan to a Haitian father and Japanese mother, clinched a 6-3, 6-1 win over sixth seed Angelique Kerber, who became the first women's defending champion to lose in the first round since Svetlana Kuznetsova in 2005.

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