Federer surges past US Open first round with 'dominant' win against Grega Zemlja

Wellington, Aug 28 (ANI): Swiss tennis maestro Roger Federer was reportedly in commanding form in the first round of the US Open by easily winning his delayed match against Slovenia's Grega Zemlja 6-3, 6-2, 7-5.

According to Stuff.co.nz, the 17-time major champion took just 93 minutes to beat the 62nd-ranked Zemlja in a match-up postponed from Monday night because of rain, firing down 12 aces and 25 winners in a dominant display.

In his last Grand Slam outing, the report said that Federer suffered a shock defeat to 116th-ranked Sergiy Stakhovsky in the second round at Wimbledon.

Federer is seeded seventh at Flushing Meadows, his worst since 2002, the report added. (ANI)


Get stories like this on the Yahoo app and discover more every day.
Download it now.