Federer, Murray take early U.S. Open wins

Aug. 28, 2012 at 12:12 AM
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NEW YORK, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Roger Federer and No. 3 seed Andy Murray were among the first-round winners Monday on the rain-delayed opening day of the 2012 U.S. Open.

Federer, seeking his sixth New York title, bested American Donald Young 6-3, 6-2, 6-4.

The Swiss superstar, coming off his seventh Wimbledon crown, is tied with Jimmy Connor and Pete Sampras with five U.S. Open victories.

Britain's Murray, meanwhile, rolled past 73rd-ranked Russian Alex Bogomolov Jr. 6-2, 6-4, 6-1 in a match played under humid and breezy conditions at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

The Olympic gold medalist now goes on to face Croatia's Ivan Dodig, who advanced with a 6-0, 6-1, 6-2 pasting of Japan's Hiroki Moriya.

Also posting first-round wins were Japanese Kei Nishikori, American Jack Sock and 24th-seeded Spaniard Marcel Granollers, who defeated American Denis Kudla 6-3, 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-2).

American veteran James Blake and countryman Tim Smyczek logged opening-day wins as well, as did 23rd-seeded American Mardy Fish and 25th-seeded Fernando Verdasco of Spain.

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