Roger Federer and Nick Kyrgios on course for US Open showdown

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Roger Federer celebrates

Roger Federer and Nick Kyrgios both won on day two of the US Open to remain on course to face each other in a mouthwatering clash.

The pair will meet in round three should they both win their second round matches, and that’s looking likely given they way both players performed in their opening contests.

Federer, seeking to end a 10-year wait to reclaim the US Open title, was certainly in ruthless mood against Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka.

The 37-year-old floundered slightly in the final set, but he was still far too good for and required less than two hours to wrap up a 6-2 6-2 6-4 win.

“I’m very happy with how I played tonight. It is particularly tough for us Europeans because we don’t get this type of humidity. You are sweating so much you don’t know what has hit you,” Federer said.

“It is tough so you are happy when you survive a day like this.”

Kyrgios, meanwhile, did drop the second set in his match but was still easily too good for Romania’s Radu Albot.

The Australian seemed to grow in stature during the clash before sealing a comfortable 7-5 2-6 6-4 6-2 win.


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