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Roger Federer storms into US Open 2nd round with easy win over Yoshihito Nishioka

Federer saved the first eight break points he faced before finally faltering by pushing a forehand long on the ninth.

Reported by: AP , New York [ Published on: August 29, 2018 10:46 IST ]
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Roger Federer storms into US Open 2nd round with easy win over Yoshihito Nishioka

Roger Federer improved to 18-0 in first-round matches at the US Open and took one step toward a potential quarterfinal showdown against Novak Djokovic.

Dressed from head to toe in a plum-colored outfit, the 20-time major champion delivered 14 aces and never was in any trouble during a 6-2, 6-2, 6-4 victory over 117th-ranked Yoshihito Nishioka of Japan at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Tuesday night.

Federer saved the first eight break points he faced before finally faltering by pushing a forehand long on the ninth, losing serve for the only time while trying to close out the match at 5-2 in the third set. 

By then, the match was 1 hour, 45 minutes old - and it would last another seven minutes.

The No. 2-seeded Federer is seeking his sixth title at the US Open, but first in a decade.

He would face 13-time major champion, Djokovic if each wins three more matches.

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