ROGER FEDERER NEWS
Roger took the court in his Quarterfinal match against a player he had an undefeated record against, Grigor Dimitrov. After capturing the first set in front of an always fiery New York crowd, seems appeared to be standard with Roger in control of the match.
But Grigor turned things around and was able to tie things at a set all. As things battled on, it became evident as the match continued Roger was not 100% and something was visibly off with the third seed.
After dropping the fourth set and pushing to a deciding 5th, Roger left the court for medical treatment. When he came back, he just wasn't executing his shots and making uncharacteristic mistakes.
Grigor Dimitrov beat the 3rd seed 3-6, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 to advance to the Semifinals of the US Open.
After dropping the first set in both of his opening matches, Roger hit the ground running this morning against Daniel Evans and drop just 5 games to reach the fourth round at the US Open.
This win marks the Swiss Star's 18th appearance into the fourth round as he boasted 48 winners to clinch today's match in routine form.
Next up for the 3rd seed will either be David Goffin or Pablo Carreno Busta.
On a rainy day in New York, Roger found himself to be one of the lucky players to get his match scheduled in a timely manner on Wednesday. He took the court this afternoon under the roof against ATP's 99th ranked player, Damir Dzumher.
Starting slow for the second time this week, Roger found himself down a set and not executing his shots as well as he can to start the match.
But after using the first set to warm up, he began dialing it in and there was no doubt who was in control of the match.
“It just takes me some time, I guess, so far. I was very pleased, at the end, to find a way,” Roger said after the match.
He will play Lucas Puille or Dan Evans in his next round, although due to incliment weather, the match still has not yet been completed as scheduled.
Roger opened up the ATP night matches at the 2019 US Open on Monday in NYC in front of an electrifying crowd.
Facing 22-year old Qualifyinger from India, Sumit Nadal, fans were shocked to see Roger drop the first set. However, all he needed was a little time to shake off the dust and reach top form as the number 3 seed played beautifully and took the next 3 sets with ease. Roger won the match 4-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4.
"It as a tough first set for me, because I had the lead and then he came back really strong," Roger said. "It all came back just in time, and in the end I played good tennis."
Roger is looking to win his 6th US Open at 38-years old.
He faces Damir Dzumhur in the 2nd round.