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Roger Federer vs. Sam Querrey: The US Open is a Rain-Interrupted Match

Roger Federer vs. Sam Querrey: The US Open is a Rain-Interrupted Match

See Roger Federer share tears and laughter with CNN Sport at the US Open

With rain pouring through the roof into the auditorium, raindrops hitting the metal roof and hitting the screen in front of Federer, who was wearing a white shirt, shorts and a black jacket with no tie, it wasn’t just the rain that made Federer seem to be in a different world.

Roger Federer celebrates his victory over Sam Querrey (2, blue) during final of the US Open first round on July 27, 2017, in New York City. Roger Federer celebrates his victory over Sam Querrey (2, blue) during final of the US Open first round on July 27, 2017, in New York City. Photo: Getty Images Photo: Getty Images Image 1 of / 18 Caption Close With rain pouring through the roof into the auditorium, raindrops hitting the metal roof and hitting the screen in front of Federer, who was wearing a white shirt, shorts and a black jacket with no tie, it wasn’t just the rain that made Federer seem to be in a different world. 1 / 18 Back to Gallery

Roger Federer, who is a sports legend, had a ball on Friday at the US Open.

No, Federer didn’t win.

The 23-time Grand Slam champion did, however, go down to the wire, battling past the eighth-ranked Sam Querrey 6-7 (5-7), 7-6 (8-6) in a hard-fought, rain-interrupted match that was broadcast live from Arthur Ashe Stadium.

That didn’t matter to Federer.

“I was able to play like this over the weekend,” Federer said Saturday. “I think it was really nice. You need this kind of atmosphere to play matches and, also, the amount of rain, as well. When the sun comes out, and everything is dry, the tournament becomes a little bit more boring.”

While Federer struggled through the wet, the audience cheered the Swiss tennis star, and he seemed to be the center of attention.

Before the first set, Federer, who is ranked No. 3 in the world, was up a break in the No. 1 match. It gave the crowd a better view of the first set, but

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