New York: Roger Federer got another chance at Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in a Grand Slam quarterfinal — and beat him. Now Novak Djokovic gets another shot at Federer.
Federer reached his eighth consecutive semifinal at the U.S. Open by beating Frenchman Tsonga 6-4, 6-3, 6-3 on Thursday night in a match delayed about 1 1/2 hours by rain in the first set.
At Wimbledon in late June, Tsonga upset 16-time major champion Federer in the quarterfinals after dropping the first two sets. Until that loss, Federer was unbeaten in 178 matches when taking a two-set lead in a Grand Slam match.