20-godišnji Kirgios demonstrirao je moćan servis i snažne udarce, ali 37. teniser sveta često je menjao efikasnost za šou i nije uspeo da iskoristi prednost u brojnim prilikama.
Šampion US Opena iz 2012. godine, Endi Mari je igrao smireno protiv nepredvidivog Australijanca, koji je tokom meča nebrojeno puta igrao "hot-dogove" i forhende iz skoka, a većina tih poteza nije dala željeni rezultat.
Kirgios je imao čak 14 brejk prilika u okršaju sa Britancem i mogao je meč da učini neizvesnijim, ali je iskoristio samo tri šanse za oduzimanje servisa rivalu.
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Škot je na kraju, pod reflektorima Artur Eš stadiona, slavio posle četiri odigrana seta, rezultatom 7-5 6-3 4-6 6-1.
"On je nepredvidiv, može da odigra brojne udarce i fantastičan je atleta. Bio je to delikatan meč, borio sam se i uspeo sam da prođem dalje", rekao je Mari nakon trijumfa.
Naredni protivnik Marija biće levoruki Francuz Adrian Manarino, koji je savladao Rusa Konstantina Kravčuka rezultatom 7-6 6-4 6-1.
Roger Federer saw off Leonardo Mayer in comfortable and swift fashion, winning his first match of this year's US Open 6-1 6-2 6-2.
Roger Federer of Switzerland returns a shot against Leonardo Mayer of Argentina during their Men's Singles First Round match on Day Two of the 2015 US Open
On his 64th consecutive Grand Slam appearance, the Swiss played a superb match on his serve, firing 12 aces and winning 84% of the points played on his first serve.
Roger only faced and saved one break point throughout the entire match and closed with 29 winners and just 13 unforced errors.
The match lasted 77 minutes, with the second set alone taking 30 minutes, recorded as the longest.
Considering how it was probably the only moment Roger was challenged, the Swiss decided to close the set on a flying winning volley/smash.
A first-set bagel was avoided as Mayer briefly displayed his repertoire, winning a rally then firing twice past his foe. It took until the third opportunity for Federer to break, doing so with a whipped cross-court winner.
A half-volley broke Mayer at the next chance and an acrobatic smash from Federer sealed set point in the most stylish way.
In the final set Federer broke at the second and third times of asking as Mayer visibly lost the will to continue chasing balls that flew past him. The Argentine held a late serve but Federer ended his hopes moments later in typically smooth fashion.
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