Murray falls to Pouille in Cincinnati first round

The 20-time Grand Slam victor, who turned 37 earlier this month, revealed that taking the fight to his opponents was key to his continued success, ahead of the US Open later this month. It's not like I missed two years of tennis.

"It's nice to have played so that my last match was not the Anderson match", Federer said. She'll face eighth-seeded Petra Kvitova in Tuesday's second round.

Last year's losing finalist finally saw off the American on his sixth match point.

Nishikori awaits in the next round after the Japanese star beat Rublev 7-5 6-3.

But Kyrgios admitted that his chronic hip problems are starting to become a worry.

"This year has been tough, " Kyrgios said. "I would be the last person to say I wouldn't want to play with him". "I did a lot of training, a lot of rehab", he said.

'In Masters 1000 we have more opportunities to have five-set matches, definitely at the World Finals. You know, there is only so much you can do before you have to, you know, I guess, get surgery or something like that.

"Right now I'm just managing it". Little by little I'm gaining my confidence. Although I didn't feel great, I managed to get through them. The physio has been helping me. I'm only feeling better every day that has gone by after Wimbledon. I'm doing everything I can. "I'm glad to be back".

Even with the top-ranked Nadal missing, Federer liked the strength of this field, especially with Murray and Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic having recovered from injuries.

"I only lost four more points in the match than him", said Murray.

Twenty-year-old Tsitsipas was unable to build on his magical Toronto run as the Greek upstart fell 7-5 6-3 to Belgian David Goffin.

Unseeded Milos Raonic advanced past Serb Dusan Lajovic 6-3, 6-3 at the combined ATP and WTA event, the last major tune-up prior to the US Open on August 27.

Williams opened with a straight-set victory against Daria Gavrilova. I thought it was great for the sport, I'm happy for him because I know it probably it hasn't been easy the last couple of years for him but then again I don't think anybody should be feeling sorry for him, like people feeling sorry for me or Rafa, we've had so much success that it's just more lovely when you do come back after a tough time'. "I was so happy when I won the first set because I thought, 'Finally, one set for me'".

2 seed played as solid as his color palette as he kicked off his US Open Series, beating Gojowczyk 6-4, 6-4.

Keys needed seven match points to close out the 3-6 7-6 (7/3) 6-4 win in two hours and 15 minutes.

  • Rosalie Stanley