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US Open: Federer into second round after victory over Nishioka

US Open: Federer into second round after victory over Nishioka

"I think it's especially important when you're actually feeling good, the score is tight, for me is to remind myself then in that very moment how exactly I want to play and not to freeze and not to feel too much pressure at that moment", Federer said.

The second seed, who said she kept cool by pretending to be "on the beach with a margarita in hand" after seeing off Sam Stosur in the first round, faces Ukraine's Lesia Tsurenko last on the Louis Armstrong Stadium.

Carreno Busta, who reached the semifinals past year in Flushing Meadows, was unable to duplicate his run, forced to retire from his match because of left thigh pain. Nishioka rallied briefly at the end, denying Federer the chance to serve out the set and battling back to 5-4 with his first break of serve.

Novak Djokovic may be sweating it at the US Open with the likes of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, but once he's back from his training, he's a family guy just like anyone else.

Since then he has only reached one final - when he lost to Novak Djokovic in 2015 - and says claiming the US Open trophy again this year is a "bigger priority".

The players took a 10-minute break between the third and fourth sets to help them cope with the conditions and spent the downtime side-by-side, "naked in the ice baths", Djokovic said in a post-match broadcast interview. For a player who has won the US Open five times, winning a round or two will never be enough.

Serena Williams and Venus Williams tee up US Open meeting
She said: 'I think just the umpire was probably overwhelmed by the situation. Venus won that one as well. "Normally, I would say cheer for me".


This is not the first time Paire did this to his t-shirt.

Federer himself jokingly used the "R-word" as he addressed the Flushing Meadows crowd after his first-round win over Yoshihito Nishioka on Tuesday ― and promptly faced questions about it. She will meet Townsend for the first time for a spot in the third round.

He next faces France's Benoit Paire, a 7-6 (8/6), 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (7/5) victor over Austrian qualifier Dennis Novak.

Right to the final game, errors mixed it up with some cracking winners on both sides, as both players serving well below 50 percent. The 21-year old star will next play fellow German Philipp Kohlschreiber, who beat an exhausted Matthew Ebden, who had needed 3hrs 40mins to beat No32 seed Filip Krajinovic, in the first round.

It all looked like it had gotten away from Nishioka, getting broken twice to start the third set.

Tiafoe, a 20-year-old from Maryland, beat No. 29 Adrian Mannarino of France 6-1, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 to get to the second round at Flushing Meadows.


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