Roger Federer suffers his fastest defeat in 16 years at the Cincinnati Masters

(CNN) — Roger Federer has suffered his fastest defeat in 16 years later crashing from the Cincinnati Masters Thursday.
The 20-time grand slam winner was roundly beaten 6-3 6-4 by Russian qualifier Andrey Rublev in just 62 minutes.
Federer, who has won this event seven times before, was confronting his 21-year-old opponent for the first time along with also the Swiss star said he had been impressed with the strength of the Russian’s match.
“He was super clean. Defense, offense, functioning nicely,” Federer said of his opponent after the game.
“Didn’t give me anything. He had been. It was tough for me, but an excellent match by him.”
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Federer eyes US Open
Regardless of the reduction, Federer said he was happy to have come through the Cincinnati Pros injury free and has turned his focus to the US Open later this month.
The world No. 3 is seeking to clinch his sixth title at Flushing Meadows, his first since 2008.
“I worked very hard coming into Cincinnati and at that tiny season we had since Wimbledon, therefore that I could maybe also use a couple of days off,” the 38-year-old added.
“I will train, do what I need to do for the US Open and that is it. It’s rather easy, but I have got to work hard”
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‘Most psychological win’
Meanwhile, the Rublev will be seeking to build in an astonishing breakthrough year which has now seen him defeat two top-five players — the other being world No. 4 Dominic Thiem.
The world. No 70 was clearly emotional after beating Federer and could now look forward to some quarterfinal match up with fellow Russian Daniil Medvedev.
“It is the largest and most emotional win,” explained Rublev, before turning his attention to praising Federer.
“I can’t imagine daily just how much pressure you’ve got. I suggest, to understand that you’re Roger and everyone is watching you and you have to prove it each single day, and he is doing so, I do not know for how many years. I meanthis is something, I do not understand, unreal.”
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Murray from US Open
Meanwhile, the three-time grand slam champion Andy Murray affirmed he will not be taking part at this year’s US Open in the doubles as he continues his return from hip operation.
The 32-year-old had previously ruled himself out of playing in the singles in Flushing Meadows but has confirmed he will miss the contest altogether.
“I’m not going to play doubles at the US Open. My goal is to get back playing at the level that I want to on the singles court, and I’ve decided that I need to concentrate all of my energies on that right now,” Murray told BBC Sport.

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