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US Open day one photos

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal (right) will play his first match as world number one at the US Open on Monday after toppling Roger Federer

David Ferrer

World number four David Ferrer, who is in Andy Murray's quarter of the draw, is in action early on day one and wins easily

Gael Monfils

Frenchman Gael Monfils also wastes no time reaching the second round - for only the second time in his career

Elena Dementieva

Olympic champion Elena Dementieva is relieved to come through her opening match, despite a scrappy display

Rafael Nadal

Nadal gets his campaign under way with a surprisingly tough encounter against Bjorn Phau of Germany

Andy Murray

And Murray is also in action on day one as he takes on Argentina's Sergio Roitman on Louis Armstrong Court

Lindsay Davenport

Lindsay Davenport, the 1998 champion and crowd favourite, enjoys an easy win in what she has hinted could be her last US Open

Andy Murray

The most dangerous moment for Murray comes when he tries to avoid a Roitman serve and gets hit in the back

Andy Murray

But Murray recovers from that blow to wrap up a 6-3 6-4 6-0 victory in one hour 35 minutes

Rafael Nadal

Nadal is mighty relieved to finally see off Phau 7-6 (7-4) 6-3 7-6 (7-4) in almost three hours

Roger Federer

Four-time defending champion Roger Federer makes an appearance on his day off as the opening ceremonies take place ahead of the night session

Maria Sharapova

And Maria Sharapova is also in town despite being sidelined by a serious shoulder injury



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