Five-time champ Roger Federer opened his U.S. Open annual Monday with a beeline sets win over Santiago Giraldo in New York.
Despite surrendering his serve three times, the 30-year-old Swiss enjoyed a almost adequate bout adjoin the Colombian, ranked 54 in the world, acceptable 6-4 6-3 6-2 on the Arthur Ashe Stadium court.
Leading 5-1 in the aperture set, a cardinal of accidental errors from Federer saw him squander a double-break advantage afore he assuredly rallied to win 6-4.
The additional and third sets were added straight-forward, admitting the apple cardinal three will be anxious about his winners-to-unforced errors arrangement -- he accomplished with 36 winners and 35 autogenetic errors.
"It was absolutely up and down, accepting acclimated to the conditions," accepted Federer, in quotes agitated by usopen.org.I don't anticipate I've anytime played my best in the aboriginal round.
"I don't anticipate I've anytime played my best in the aboriginal annular but it's important to appear through them and appear up with a acceptable feeling."
Home admired Mardy Fish was atrociously able as he calmly accomplished Germany's Tobias Kamke 6-2 6-2 6-1.
However adolescent American Ryan Harrison was not so fortunate. The 19-year old absent out to big-serving Croat Marin Cilic, 6-2, 7-5, 7-6 (8/6).
Seventh berry Gael Monfils broke the U.S. Open admission of Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria with a aggressive 7-6, 6-3, 6-4 victory, while Czech Tomas Berdych, the cardinal nine seed, exhausted French qualifier Romain Jouan 6-2, 7-6 (7/4), 6-1.
Elsewhere, French 13th berry Richard Gasquet baffled Ukrainian Sergiy Stakhovsky 6-4 6-4 6-0, Serbian Janko Tipsarevic ousted France's Augustin Gensse 6-2 7-5 6-0, while Czech Radek Stepanek exhausted Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-4 6-1 6-3.
Fifteenth berry Viktor Troicki became the aboriginal berry to abatement at this year's clash back he was baffled in bristles sets 3-6 6-3 4-6 7-5 7-5 by Alejandro Falla of Colombia.