August 31, 2017 -- Flushing Meadows, NYC
Roger stepped on Arthur Ashe this afternoon to face veteran player, Mikhail Youhzny. Having never lost to the Russian before, Roger began the match confidently and took the 1st set quickly.
Ranked 101 on the ATP, Youhzny dug in and fought his way back taking the 2nd and 3rd sets. With the crowd behind the Swiss favorite, Roger took the 4th set as Youhzny began cramping as they began the 5th.
Noticeably worn down from the marathon of the match, Youhzny just couldn't keep up with Roger as the Swiss Maestro claimed the 5th set to move onto the 3rd round.
He will face Feliciano Lopez in the next round who he was beaten the 12 times they have faced each other.