Federer Survives Scare To Beat Nagal

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Updated August 27, 2019
Roger Federer of Switzerland throws balls to members of the public after defeating Sumit Nagal of India during their Round 1 men’s Singles match at the 2019 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on August 26, 2019. Kena Betancur / AFP


Swiss maestro Roger Federer overcame a brief scare to beat Indian qualifier, Sumit Nagal in his first-round match at the US Open.

Federer who is bidding for a record sixth title in New York lost the first set before recovering to win 4-6 6-1 6-2 6-4.

The 38-year-old admits he was not at his best against Nagal but hopes to improve on his game.