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Sports Tennis 28 Jan 2020 Federer saves seven ...

Federer saves seven match points in 'miracle' escape

AFP
Published Jan 28, 2020, 5:23 pm IST
Updated Jan 28, 2020, 6:20 pm IST
The six-time champion, saved three match points at 4-5 in the fourth set and four more in tie-breaker to win 6-3, 2-6, 2-6, 7-6 (10/8), 6-3
Switzerlands Roger Federer hits a return against Tennys Sandgren of the US during their mens singles quarter-finals of Australian Open. AFP photo
 Switzerlands Roger Federer hits a return against Tennys Sandgren of the US during their mens singles quarter-finals of Australian Open. AFP photo

Melbourne: Swiss great Roger Federer said “I believe in miracles”,  after he saved seven match points in a five-set nail-biter against 100th-ranked Tennys Sandgren to labour into the Australian Open semi-finals on Tuesday.

The six-time champion, struggling physically, saved three match points at 4-5 in the fourth set and four more in the tie-breaker to win 6-3, 2-6, 2-6, 7-6 (10/8), 6-3 and set up a clash against either title-holder Novak Djokovic or Milos Raonic.

 

Federer received a rare warning for an audible obscenity before going off-court for treatment on a groin injury in the third set, but still looked hampered as he forced a fifth set against the big-serving American.

“(I thought) just let him finish me off in style, and he didn't do that. I'm incredibly lucky tonight, today -- I don't even know what time it is.”Sandgren, achingly close to becoming the lowest-ranked player to beat Federer at the Australian Open, can count himself unlucky especially after a ball girl accidentally collided with him during the pivotal tie-breaker, which he lost.

Federer has made heavy weather of reaching his 46th Major semi-final. He was two points from defeat by John Millman in a fifth-set tie-breaker in round three, and dropped a set against 67th-ranked Marton Fucsovics in round four.

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