Marinko Matosevic v Roger Federer Live
Roger Federer, who holds the record for the most number of Grand Slams won in a highly successful career in the game, will begin his campaign at the US Open with a first round clash against Australian Marinko Matosevic.
The US Open is a great opportunity for the current world number three to finish the year with a grand slam victory. The Swiss master had made it into the final of Wimbledon this year. However, he was beaten to the punch by Novak Djokovic. However, with most of his nearest rivals out of form on the hard court, this just might be the grand slam that Roger Federer could lay his hands on this year.
The former world number one has had good preparation for the tournament this year. Although he lost in the fifth round at Toronto to Jo Wilfried Tsonga, it was certainly not for the want of trying. He later atoned for his errors at Toronto with victory at the ATP Tour at Cincinnati where he beat Spaniard David Ferrer in the final.
Marinko Matosevic is ranked 77 by the ATP and the only occasion that he came up against Roger Federer ended in an agonizing 6-1, 6-1 defeat for him at Brisbane. The Australian’s chances of cutting it against one of the game’s true greats looks slim at the moment and barring a disaster, Roger Federer should be able to move into the second round of the US Open.
Tags: Grand Slams, US Open, Roger Federer, Marinko Matosevic
Posted: 26th August 2014
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