Federer survives another US Open scare

Roger Federer's stuttering start at the US Open continued as he suffered a second scare in as many rounds before beating Damir Dzumhur.  Dzumhur, ranked world No 99, capitalised under the Arthur Ashe Stadium roof as world No 3 Federer made 17 unforced errors in a sluggish opening set, which he went on to lose 6-3.  But just as he did against Indian qualifier Sumit Nagal in the first round, Federer, stunned by his poor start, rallied back and went on to win 93 per cent of points on his first serve in the second set.   Sets three and four remained competitive for the Swiss but Dzumhur became exasperated at his missed opportunity as Federer soon took control before sealing a 3-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-4 win.  Play on the outside courts was suspended in New York for the early part of the afternoon due to heavy rainfall, forcing British hopefuls Jo Konta and Dan Evans to sit tight ahead of their second round matches.  But Evans' delay allowed him to keep a close eye on Federer as he will be next should the Briton overcome France's Lucas Pouille.   The most scandalous US Open moments (Espresso)