Federer collapse rules out Nadal showdown
NEW YORK, September 3 – Roger Federer crashed out of the US Open in the fourth round on Monday while Rafael Nadal captured his 19th hardcourt win in a row to reach the quarter-finals without having allowed a service break. Federer’s failure, which came on the heels of a shock second-round Wimbledon exit, thwarted a potential quarter-final match with 12-time Grand Slam winner Nadal in what would have been their first meeting on the New York hardcourts. Instead, it will be Robredo in his first US Open quarter-final against second-seeded countryman Nadal, who dispatched Germany’s 22nd-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-7 (4/7), 6-4, 6-3, 6-1.
Today the difference is I won the break points and he did not,” said Robredo. Robredo, 31, broke at love in the seventh game for a 4-3 edge and they held to set up the final game, fans chanting, “Let’s Go Roger” in vain hopes of willing the wilting once-king to a rally for the ages, only to watch as Robredo held again to win in two hours and 24 minutes.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at CapitalFMSimilar Stories