[Yahoo] Federer beats Costa at U.S. Open

Rusty Backhand
08-30-2004, 08:31 PM
Australian Open and Wimbledon champion Roger Federer began his quest for a third Grand Slam title this season, defeating former French Open champion Albert Costa, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4 in the first round of the U.S. Open on Monday. Playing on an oppressively humid afternoon at the National Tennis Center, Federer came into the Open on a mission.