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Federer not slowed by delayed match

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013 11:41 a.m. CST • Updated: Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013 11:42 a.m. CST

NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Federer easily won his delayed first match at the U.S. Open, needing just 93 minutes to beat Grega Zemlja of Slovenia, 6-3, 6-2, 7-5, in a matchup postponed from Monday night because of rain.

Top-seeded Novak Djokovic began his bid for a second U.S. Open title, and seventh major trophy overall, by beating 112th-ranked Ricardas Berankis of Lithuania 6-1, 6-2, 6-2. Other straight-set winners included No. 5 Tomas Berdych and No. 10 Milos Raonic.

On a day that American men went 5-2, led by No. 13 John Isner and No. 26 Sam Querrey, a handful of seeded players made quick departures, including No. 14 Jerzy Janowicz of Poland, a semifinalist at Wimbledon last month. Other losers included No. 15 Nicolas Almagro, No. 25 Grigor Dimitrov and No. 28 Juan Monaco.

In the women’s draw, 17-year-old American qualifier Victoria Duval, ranked 296th, eliminating 2011 U.S. Open winner Sam Stosur 5-7, 6-4, 6-4.

Other seeded women on the way out were No. 17 Dominika Cibulkova, No. 20 Nadia Petrova and No. 31 Klara Zakopalova. No. 2 Victoria Azarenka, the 2012 U.S. Open runner-up and a two-time Australian Open winner, beat 99th-ranked Dinah Pfizenmaier 6-0, 6-0.

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