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Sep 2, 2015

Federer romps, Murray quiets Kyrgios

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Roger Federer glided into the second round on a hot, steamy day at Flushing Meadows, while Andy Murray ushered talented young Australian Nick Kyrgios out of another grand slam event at the U.S. Open on Tuesday.

Murray had beaten 37th-ranked Kyrgios in straight sets in their three previous meetings, eliminating him this year from two other grand slams, in the Australian quarter-finals and third round of the French Open.

Sep 2, 2015

Tennis-Federer romps, Murray quiets Kyrgios

NEW YORK, Sept 1 (Reuters) – Roger Federer glided into the second round on a hot, steamy day at Flushing Meadows, while Andy Murray ushered talented young Australian Nick Kyrgios out of another grand slam event at the U.S. Open on Tuesday.

Murray had beaten 37th-ranked Kyrgios in straight sets in their three previous meetings, eliminating him this year from two other grand slams, in the Australian quarter-finals and third round of the French Open.

Sep 2, 2015

Composed Murray swats aside Kyrgios to reach second round

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Third-seeded Briton Andy Murray put on a composed display to overcome the mercurial Nick Kyrgios 7-5 6-3 4-6 6-1 under the Arthur Ashe Stadium lights to reach the second round of the U.S. Open on Tuesday.

The 20-year-old Kyrgios showed off his powerful serve and groundstrokes but the 37th-ranked Australian frequently substituted efficiency for showmanship and failed to take advantage of his numerous opportunities.

Sep 2, 2015

Tennis-Composed Murray swats aside Kyrgios to reach second round

NEW YORK, Sept 1 (Reuters) – Third-seeded Briton Andy Murray put on a composed display to overcome the mercurial Nick Kyrgios 7-5 6-3 4-6 6-1 under the Arthur Ashe Stadium lights to reach the second round of the U.S. Open on Tuesday.

The 20-year-old Kyrgios showed off his powerful serve and groundstrokes but the 37th-ranked Australian frequently substituted efficiency for showmanship and failed to take advantage of his numerous opportunities.

Sep 2, 2015

Federer plots his way to first-round rout

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Roger Federer was in a different class than his first-round opponent but the Swiss master took pains to prepare for Leonardo Mayer as he would for his fiercest rival before logging a lopsided victory on Tuesday.

“Looking ahead, it definitely looked like a very tough draw in the first round,” Federer said about the prospects of facing the 34th-ranked Argentine, who had five match points against him last year in Shanghai before falling.

Sep 2, 2015

Tennis-Federer plots his way to first-round rout

NEW YORK, Sept 1 (Reuters) – Roger Federer was in a different class than his first-round opponent but the Swiss master took pains to prepare for Leonardo Mayer as he would for his fiercest rival before logging a lopsided victory on Tuesday.

“Looking ahead, it definitely looked like a very tough draw in the first round,” Federer said about the prospects of facing the 34th-ranked Argentine, who had five match points against him last year in Shanghai before falling.

Sep 1, 2015

Federer eases into second round; others toil in heat

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Roger Federer glided to victory on another hot, steamy day at the U.S. Open, the envy of a clutch of men’s players made to work overtime on Tuesday at the season’s final grand slam.

Federer, who has been in sizzling form since reaching the Wimbledon finals, dashed past 34th-ranked Leonardo Mayer of Argentina 6-1 6-2 6-2 to launch his campaign for a sixth U.S. Open crown and first slam title since the 2012 Wimbledon.

Sep 1, 2015

Tennis-Federer eases into second round; others toil in heat

NEW YORK, Sept 1 (Reuters) – Roger Federer glided to victory on another hot, steamy day at the U.S. Open, the envy of a clutch of men’s players made to work overtime on Tuesday at the season’s final grand slam.

Federer, who has been in sizzling form since reaching the Wimbledon finals, dashed past 34th-ranked Leonardo Mayer of Argentina 6-1 6-2 6-2 to launch his campaign for a sixth U.S. Open crown and first slam title since the 2012 Wimbledon.

Sep 1, 2015

Nadal flashes old form in first-round win over Coric

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Rafa Nadal showed flashes of his top form under the lights at Arthur Ashe Stadium to beat young Croat Borna Coric 6-3 6-2 4-6 6-4 and close Day One at the U.S. Open tennis championships on Monday.

The first two sets brought a vintage performance on a sultry night from Nadal, who has dropped to world number eight in what has been a lackluster 2015 campaign for the Spaniard.

Sep 1, 2015

Tennis-Nadal flashes old form in first-round win over Coric

NEW YORK, Aug 31 (Reuters) – Rafa Nadal showed flashes of his top form under the lights at Arthur Ashe Stadium to beat young Croat Borna Coric 6-3 6-2 4-6 6-4 and close Day One at the U.S. Open tennis championships on Monday.

The first two sets brought a vintage performance on a sultry night from Nadal, who has dropped to world number eight in what has been a lackluster 2015 campaign for the Spaniard.