- The Washington Times - Tuesday, September 2, 2008

NEW YORK (AP) - Roger Federer turned things around right when he had to and stayed on track for what he hopes will be a fifth consecutive U.S. Open title.

Playing poorly, and facing an opponent who couldn’t miss for long stretches, Federer came back to beat 23rd-seeded Igor Andreev of Russia 6-7 (5), 7-6 (5), 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 Tuesday night to reach the quarterfinals at the year’s last Grand Slam tournament.

Federer extended his U.S. Open winning streak to 31 matches. He’ll now attempt to make the semifinals at an 18th consecutive major tournament, facing qualifier Gilles Muller next.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP’s earlier story is below.

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Four-time defending champion Roger Federer is tied at two sets apiece against Igor Andreev in the fourth round at the U.S. Open.

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