ROGER Federer’s US Open campaign got off to the perfect start Wednesday (AEST), as the No.2 seed dispatched of his first round opponent Yoshihito Nishioka in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2, 6-4.
Without a Slam win at Flushing Meadows since 2008; the Swiss maestro will be hoping this is a sign of things to come, despite a difficult draw.
Federer will play Benoit Paire in the second round — with a potential third round showdown looming with Australian Nick Kyrgios.
Lucky enough to get a night match during what has been a sweltering US Open thus far, Federer’s one hour, 53-minute demolition job stands him in good stead for a deep run at the tournament.
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