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 Roger Federer -03- (SUI) def Damir Dzumhur -99- (BIH)
Match recap from Arthur Ashe Stadium emcee Andy Taylor...
5-time champion Roger Federer has never lost a 1st or 2nd-Round match at the US Open. On Friday, he will play his 19th 3rd-Round match in Flushing. The last time he fell before the Round of 16?
2000, 19-years-ago, when Roger was 19-years-old, making his US Open debut. Back then, 12th-ranked Juan Carlos Ferrero took-out a 40th-ranked Federer in 4-sets.
Wednesday turned into an absolute toad-strangler in New York, and with rain comes indoor tennis. This was the first time Roger played a match under the roof in Ashe, and it took him a set and a game to adjust.
That said, Bosnia’s Damir Dzumhur played fearlessly and took full advantage of Roger’s sloppiness in set-1. Honestly, with all of the injuries Damir has struggled with this season (toes, back, abdominal, shoulder) – many were wondering if he’d even make it to the handshake.
He did. And for the third time, he wished his childhood idol “good luck” in the next round.
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Round-2 Biography |  Roger Federer -03- (SUI)
At 38 years old, He is arguably one of the greatest players in the history of the game. With 6 titles at the Australian Open, 1 Roland Garros victory, 8 Wimbledon crowns and 5 titles here in 2004, 05, 06, 07 and 08 – he owns a record 20 grand slam singles titles and the Career Grand Slam. He’s an Olympic Gold Medalist, a Davis Cup Champion, a 2-time Laver Cup Champion with Team Europe – and has captured the year-end ATP Finals a record 6-times. In 2019, he’s won 3-titles, reached 5-Finals, and now owns a remarkable 102 career Singles titles in all. Ranked #1 in the World for a record total of 310 weeks, From Basel, Switzerland – please welcome 5-time US Open Champion, Roger Federer.
▲ R2: def Damir Dzumhur -99- (BIH) 36 62 63 64
▲ R1: def [Q] Sumit Nagal -190- (IND) 46 61 62 64
Round-2 Biography | Damir Dzumhur -99- (BIH)
The first man to represent Bosnia and Herzegovina in Grand Slam and Olympic competition, this 27-year-old owns 3 ATP Tour Singles titles and has reached 4 Tour-level Finals. His first Final came just 2-years-ago at the US Open Series event in Winston-Salem; then a week later, he played through to the 3rd-Round of the US Open for the first time. Since 2016, he’s notched 4 career victories over top-10 opponents – including former US Open Champions Stan Wawrinka and Rafael Nadal. Ranked as high as World #23, he is making his Arthur Ashe Stadium debut. From Boznia and Herzegovina, please welcome Damir Dzumhur.
▲ R1: def Elliot Benchetrit -227- (FRA) 46 62 63 60
Head to Head
This is the 3rd meeting between these two players. 4-years-ago, they met for the first time in Round-3 at Roland Garros, then in the opening round at Wimbledon. Roger Federer won both of those matches in straight-sets.