Roger Federer def Damir Dzumhur

Andy Taylor Announcer. 2019 US Open. Roger Federer Round 2
Emcee Andy Taylor | The Voice of the US Open | Photo: Garrett Ellwood USTA

[3] 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.

Andy Taylor Announcer. 2019 US Open. Roger Federer Round 2 Match-Recap

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Round-2 Biography | [3] 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.