US Open: Seventh seed Roger Federer sees opening round game washed out

Last Updated: 27/08/13 5:38am

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Roger Federer: His opening match was rained off

Roger Federer: His opening match was rained off

Roger Federer was left frustrated after his first-round match against Grega Zemlja at the US Open was delayed due to the weather.

The five-time champion was scheduled to play in the second night match on Arthur Ashe but no sooner had Serena Williams routed Francesca Schiavone 6-0 6-1 than the rain began to fall.

A good number of fans stuck it out in the hope the match could start but at around 10.15pm local time play was officially called off.

Federer, seeded seventh, and Zemlja will have to return on Tuesday, although with the first round in New York being played over the course of three days, the winner should still have a day off before they have to play again.

Fourth seed David Ferrer managed to complete his game, with the Spaniard registering a straight-sets win over Nick Kyrgios.

Ferrer was given a tough work out by the Australian in the first set however once he found his form he rattled off a 7-5 6-3 6-2.

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