Ny (Reuters) - Roger Federer gave India’s Sumit Nagal a harsh advent to Grand Slam tennis as the 5-time champion weathered an early storm for a 4-6 6-1 6-2 6-4 win on Monday to attain the second one round of the U.S. Open.


while the fit started out it become Federer who relatively appeared intimidated beneath the Arthur Ashe Stadium lighting as he sprayed mistakes all over the court docket but the Swiss top notch woke from his slumber in time to turn the fit resoundingly in his favour.

“I notion I performed like my beard today, i was rusty,” Federer, who became sporting some days well worth of stubble, stated in his on-courtroom interview.

“I’m going to smooth it up for my next fit.”

global quantity a hundred ninety Nagal, who has never earned a tour-stage victory and best certified for the yr’s very last Grand Slam ultimate week, got here out swinging or even put a rare look of incredulity on the faces of those inner 1/3 seed Federer’s field.

The 22-yr-old Indian used superb courtroom coverage and despatched heavily-spinning photographs over the internet at some stage in his dream begin but his legs started out to look extra wobbly because the healthy wore and Federer righted the ship.

nevertheless, the begin to the healthy for former world primary Federer, who's chasing his first big apple name because 2008, could not were worse as he made 19 unforced mistakes inside the first set.

Federer, playing in his first Grand Slam in view that he didn't convert championship factors on his personal serve in opposition to Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon, become down zero-40 at the same time as serving for the fit but received six of the next seven factors to maintain for the win.

Up next for Federer, who's searching for a document-extending 21st profession Grand Slam name, might be Bosnia’s Damir Dzumhur, who beat Frenchman Elliot Benchetrit earlier on Monday.