eased through to the 2nd round of the US Open in Flushing Meadows New York with a straight sets win over the Argentine Brian Dabul.
Federer has reached the final of the US Open for the last 6 years but last year he was beaten in the final by the talented Argentine player Juan Martin Del Potro in 5 sets 3-6 7-6 4-6 7-6 6-2.
Federer however had won 5 US Open titles between 2004 and 2008 and he beat Andy Murray in the US Open final in straight sets back in 2008.
The Swiss maestro beat the same opponent at the start of the year to win the Australian Open in Melbourne it was his 16h Grand Slam title.
Federer is now ranked number 2 in the world but 2 weeks ago he won the ATP Masters 1000 title in Cincinnati Ohio with a 3 set win over Mardy Fish of the USA.