Federer makes short work of Nishioka in clammy New York

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It was typically serene progress for Federer in the first round as he was never really troubled in a routine straight sets win over Yoshihito Nishioka.

The first set saw no break points and Roger grabbed the breaker with a backhand victor that gave him a mini-break and an ace in the 12th point. But the Swiss maestro, who made it 18 wins in as many first-round matches at the major, threatened to overshadow his own victory when he mentioned retirement unprompted in an on-court interview. Both could be on tap at the US Open: Federer needed a few swigs of water on another steamy day at the Open, and he played like a former champion set to uncork a celebratory bottle of bubbly. So is he a better tennis player today than he was a decade ago, when he won his fifth consecutive US Open title in 2008? Again, though, Federer offered up the chance to return the favour-a break point and a double fault-but eventually held for 4-2.

Right to the final game, errors mixed it up with some cracking winners on both sides, as both players serving well below 50 percent. But Sandgren ended an 11-stroke exchange with a forehand victor, then took the ensuing tiebreaker. Federer, who has never lost an opening round match at Flushing Meadows, said he would try to continue that streak until he finally hangs up his racket.

A service victor earned the fourth set point for the Serb but he missed another groundstroke to waste another chance for sealing the set.

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From that point there was no way back for the Frenchman. If all goes well, Djokovic should have an easy outing against the American. Why not have a stab at that top spot more than five years after his last residency? Here Novak is seen turning in to a horse as Stefan mounts him. He converted the second one when Roger's backhand volley landed long and a few minutes later it was 4-1, as he hit four winners in game five to confirm the break.

De Minaur took the opening two sets, including a bagel in the second, before Tiafoe fought back to make it 2-1. Federer closed the game with two winners, boosting his game before the tie break and he grabbed it 7-2 with a magical backhand down the line victor to open up a huge advantage.

It all looked like it had gotten away from Nishioka, getting broken twice to start the third set. No hiccups there. I think that settles my nerves there.

"There's pressure. But, no, never gets old", he added.

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