Result: Roger Federer safely through in New York

Roger Federer beats Grega Zemelja 6-3 6-2 7-5 in the first round of the US Open.

Roger Federer has booked his place in the second round of the US Open thanks to a straight-sets victory over Grega Zemlja.

Roger Federer in action during the match against Grega Zemlja during the first round of the US Open on August 27, 2013© AFP

The Swiss number one took a while to get into his stride, as the Slovenian stuck with him until the decisive breakthrough came, with Federer taking a 5-3 lead and serving out.

Federer then broke at the first time of asking in the second set, before securing the double to go 5-2 ahead and eventually sealing it 6-2.

The 32-year-old struggled to break Zemelja once again in the third set, but managed to do so for a 4-3 lead on serve. However, Zemelja then broke back to restore some pride.

That did not stop Federer from wrapping up the final set 7-5, which sees him book a clash with Carlos Berlocq in the next round.

Roger Federer in action during the match against Grega Zemlja during the first round of the US Open on August 27, 2013
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