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Topic - Federer
The last man from the United States left is Tim Smyczek, a 25-year-old from Milwaukee who got into the main draw thanks to a wild-card invitation from the U.S. Tennis Association.
Roger Federer regrouped and restored order eventually, coming back from a two-sets-to-one deficit to beat 15th-seeded Gilles Simon of France 6-1, 4-6, 2-6, 6-2, 6-3 on Sunday in the fourth round to reach his 36th consecutive major quarterfinal.
On the eve of the Australian Open, Novak Djokovic was asked if he had noticed anything different about Andy Murray.
The United States has reached the end of the road in its Davis Cup run.
The U.S. reached the end of the road in its Davis Cup run.
At a U.S. Open that will be remembered for goodbyes by Andy Roddick and Kim Clijsters, another former No. 1 and Grand Slam champion, Venus Williams, left with a spirited second-round loss that felt nothing like a farewell.
Rafael Nadal felt something "crush" in his left foot, and the intense pain immediately made him worry that it might be broken.
Rafael Nadal is gaining on Roger Federer. Quickly.
"I'm expecting a tough match," said Federer, describing Murray as clever and tactical. "He's changed his game around a bit. He's playing more defensive. I'm looking forward to it."
"Oh, man. He's a great man," Federer said.