Federer was the envy of a clutch of men’s players made to work overtime in the 90-degree heat by quickly dismissing his opponent.
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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 Tuesday.Murray had the last laugh against the clownish Kyrgios as he blasted 18 aces and 46 winners while only committing 23 unforced errors under the lights at Arthur Ashe Stadium.Earlier, second seed Federer was the envy of a clutch of men's players made to work overtime in the 90-degree heat by quickly dismissing his opening opponent.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.Murray next meets French left-hander Adrian Mannarino, while Federer faces Belgian Steve Darcis, who advanced 6-7(2), 6-3, 6-2, 3-1 when Marcos Baghdatis retired.Other players were sorely tested on the court.
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