US Open

Federer rushes into US Open Round 2

2015-09-01 22:33
Roger Federer (AP)

New York - Second-ranked Roger Federer advanced to the second round of the US Open on Tuesday by defeating Argentina's Leonardo Mayer 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Federer, who saved five match points in winning their only prior meeting last year at Shanghai, will next face either Belgium's Steve Darcis or Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis.

The 34-year-old Swiss star, seeking his 18th Grand Slam singles title, could capture his sixth US Open crown and become the oldest US Open men's champion in 45 years.

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