Federer Puts a Smile on Jordan’s Face in First Round Victory

Updated: August 27, 2014
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Roger Federer won his first-round matchup at the US Open Tuesday, as he defeated 76th-ranked Marinko Matosevic out of Australia.

Federer won in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (4), and had the leisure of doing so with, ‘His Airness,’ Michael Jordan sitting in his courtside guest box.

“Growing up, [Jordan] was my big sporting idol,” Federer said. “Having him here is unbelievably special.”

Federer definitely put on a show for MJ. As arguably one of the greatest at his craft, Federer hit a back-to-the-net, between-the-legs shot that bounced off of Matosevic — who had his back turned at the time.

Jordan couldn’t help but chuckle.

Federer will now face another Australian, Sam Groth, in the second round.



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