The no. 1 male tennis player in the world, Roger Federer, has defeated Donald Young of USA in the first round of the US Open at Arthur Ashe Stadium. Federer won the match in the straight sets by 6-3, 6-2, 6-4. Federer has been in fine form in the recent times.
He won the Wimbledon Championship. He managed to win the Silver medal for his country in the men’s tennis singles competition of London Olympics and he also won Cincinnati Open just a few days back. The way Federer is playing at the moment, it would be very tough for any other player to stop the Swiss superstar from winning his sixth US Open title.
Both the players started the match quite well and held their service in the first seven games. Federer was ahead by 4-3 at the end of the seventh game. Federer got a breakpoint in the eighth game and he took advantage of that to get ahead by 5-3 in the set. He wrapped up the set by serving out the next game.
In the second set, both the players held their service in the first two games and the scores were levelled at 1-1. Federer managed to sneak a breakthrough in the third game, but, he lost the advantage immediately as Young broke his service in the very next game to level the score. Thereafter, the Swiss superstar didn’t give Young any chance. He broke Young’s service in the 5th game and the 7th game and won the last four games consecutively to win the second set by 6-2.
The third set was a bit similar to the second one. Federer again got a breakthrough in the third game, but, he didn’t lose the advantage this time around. He maintained his lead till the end to win the third set by 6-4. In the second round, Federer will play against Bjorn phau of Germany.