World no. 1 and 5-time US Open champion Roger Federer easily went through to the second round of US Open Tennis championship as he defeated U.S.A's Donald Young in straight sets 6-3,6-4,6-2. Federer took just 1 hour and 34 minutes to court to undo his opponent and register his 22nd straight night session win at Flushing Meadows in New York.
The 17-time Grand Slam champion was happy to be back at the championships as top seed as he praised the crowd.
“Being back in New York as World No. 1, it's crazy and I enjoy it,” Federer said. “It definitely brings out the best in me. The crowds are incredible. For me I hope we can keep it going out here.”
His opponent, world no. 81 Donald Young is not having a very good year as he has managed to win just three matches in the year, losing 17, but yet Federer had good words to say about.
“There is pressure. Donald played well,” Federer said. “Obviously I am going in here as the favorite.”
Young considers himself unlucky to be drawn against Federer in the first round.
“You look at it and you see yourself at the second line, and you don’t expect that,” Young said of drawing Federer in the first round.
Roger Federer will play German Bjorn Phau in the second round.