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Federer passes five-set test at US Open

He outlasts America's Tiafoe in tough battle that boosts his hopes of a deep run on NY hardcourts

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"I enjoyed myself even though I was maybe tired and nervous at the end. It was cool to be part of that match. I'm really excited I won." - Roger Federer

New York

ROGER Federer made a narrow escape in a tense five-set thriller on Tuesday, sorting out worries about a back injury and poor preparation to reach the second round of the US Open.

The 19-time Grand Slam champion outlasted 70th-ranked Frances Tiafoe, 19, of the United States

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