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You'll know when I know ― Federer not thinking of retirement

You'll know when I know ― Federer not thinking of retirement

Federer, seeking a first US Open title since winning the last of his five straight at Flushing Meadows in 2008, boasts a dominant record against mercurial Frenchman Paire, winning their first five meetings in straight sets.

"I'm very happy to be back in NY healthy", said Federer, who claimed five straight US Open titles from 2004-2008 but missed the 2016 edition and only made it to the quarter-finals past year.

Kyrgios reached the third round by seeing off France's Pierre-Hugues Herbert 4-6, 7-6 (8/6), 6-3, 6-0. I won all my 18.

"I don't think there's too much to really beat myself up over and analyze", Konta said. It was as simple as you expected from Federer as he continued to just hit victor after winner and force his opponent into overplaying as he was quickly out to a two sets to love lead. "4-3 in the third when he was serving, I managed to play a good game".

Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber kicks things off on Arthur Ashe at noon against unseeded Johanna Larsson of Sweden, with the men's champion Novak Djokovic to play Tennys Sandgren in the evening session. Why not have a stab at that top spot more than five years after his last residency?

In the other quarter of the bottom half of the draw, No4 seed Zverev reached the third round in NY for the first time with a 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 win over lucky loser Nicolas Mahut, 15 years his elder.

Federer let a break slip in the opening set as Paire fought back to level and then put the Swiss under pressure at 30-30 on his serve at 5-4, only for Federer to produce an accurate ace out wide for 40-30 on his way to a valuable hold.

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"He would have tied Sampras with 14 Grand Slams and he's six years younger than Roger Federer". Roger forced an error from his rival on the fifth set point and he broke back after a costly double fault from Novak.

"Not a bad performance by any means by me", Federer said.

On Tuesday, he won a match at his home Grand Slam for the first time when he downed Adrian Mannarino in four sets.

The Swiss second seed has not lost in 18 opening round matches at Flushing Meadows and joked that he should retire to maintain his impressive streak.

With temperatures soaring above 90 Fahrenheit (32C) amid crushing humidity, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) said the 10-minute heat break that women players are granted between the second and third sets would be extended to the men. Federer raced to a 3-0 lead in the second set as well as his dominance continued to grow more and more as the game progressed.

They'll see him again against Kyrgios, who burst onto the scene with a win against No. 1 Rafael Nadal in 2014 at Wimbledon.

Osaka will face Julia Glushko of Israel in her next match.