In the late Night Session – when Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams as well as their opening opponent, Maria Sharapova in Arthur Ashe Stadium their debut have given – it is so far: Roger Federer starts for the 19. Times in the US Open!

In the night on Tuesday (Swiss time) the Swiss Superstar on Nagal. Not a typo – Nagal, not Nadal! The as 2 set a Spaniard, he would be, at most, in the Final, but Rafa and Roger are still a wide six Matches.

Sumit Nagal is, however, very close – and an Unknown for Federer. As the world number 190 has fought the 22-year-old man from New Delhi for the first Time at a Grand Slam tournament through the hard mill of the qualification.

he is likely classified at the Major debut against a still to world rank 3, 20-times Grand-Slam Champ in the biggest Tennis Arena in the world, lost Items, upsets Nagal a bit. On the contrary, it’s a dream was: “I hoped to meet one day, on Roger. Now I play against the God of Tennis. This is perhaps the Best thing that’s ever happened to me!”

The Indians has not only the myriad of Indian gods, Shiva or Ganesha, but also “Federeda”. The words “Rise Again” on the T-Shirt that Roger is in New York wears when Training, but it has nothing to do with rebirth or the biblical resurrection. Much more tennis God Federer with this message wants to remind us of his earthly Failure two months ago in the Final of Wimbledon against Djokovic. The 38-Year-old has digested and stands up again.