- US teen takes Roger Federer the distance before losing in the fifth set
- Federer, fresh from winning Wimbledon, has downplayed his chances of a 20th major tournament
(CNN)Swiss legend Roger Federer survived an early scare against the American Frances Tiafoe at the Arthur Ashe stadium late Tuesday, before coming back to win 4-6, 6-2, 6-1, 1-6, 6-4.
The 19-year-old upset the natural order by winning the first set of their opening round clash, before doubling down to win the fourth. But ultimately Federer's skill and experience won out over the course of the two-hour, 37-minute encounter.