On Way Out, Federer Makes a U-Turn

Roger Federer rallied from two sets down to beat Gael Monfils of France 4-6, 3-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-2 in the US Open quarterfinals on Thursday.

updated: September 05, 2014 11:17 IST
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Roger Federer embraces his opponent Gael Monfils after his five-set quarterfinal win.


New York: Gael Monfils very nearly did enough on Thursday night to break up the all-star coaches reunion.

Mixing speeds and bright ideas in the gusting winds, he won the first two sets of this U.S. Open quarterfinal against Roger Federer. He even had two match points on Federer's serve in the 10th game of the fourth set.

But as has so often been the case through the years and the tournaments that matter most, the standing ovation would be for Federer, who rallied to win, 4-6, 3-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-2.

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