Wimbledon 2012: Day 5 Highlights
It was a day that will be remembered for Roger Federer's remarkable comeback from two sets down against Julien Benneteau. A look at all the action from the fifth day of Wimbledon.
It was a day that will be remembered for Roger Federer's remarkable comeback from two sets down against Julien Benneteau. A look at all the action from the fifth day of Wimbledon. (All are AFP Photos)
In what was perhaps his toughest match in recent years the six time Wimbledon found himself down two sets against Julien Benneteau losing the second one in a tie-breaker. What followed was Roger Federer at this best as he took the next two sets winning the fourth set in the tie-breaker to draw level.
The fifth set saw no sign of nerves from Fedex as he outclassed the Frenchman six games to one to book his place in the last 16. He won the thriller 4-6, 6-7, 6-2, 7-6, 6-1.
Novak Djokovic was tested early as he conceded the first set to Radek Stepanek but rallied back to win 4-6, 6-2, 6-2, 6-2.
It was a good day for India in the women's doubles as Sania Mirza and Bethanie Mattek-Sands beat Foretz Gacon and Kristina Mladenovic 6-3, 6-2 to advance to the third round.
Maria Sharapova made short work of her opponent in the third round with a convincing 6-1, 6-4 win over Su-Wei Hsieh.
Kim Clijsters faced off against Vera Zvonareva and won the first set with little difficulty and was leading the second set by one game when play was halted due to Zvonareva having breathing trouble.
Zvonareva had to retire from the game with Clijsters leading 6-3, 4-3. It was a sad way for the Russian to exit the tournament.
Agnieszka Radwanska needed no such luck on her side as she dispatched Heather Watson in straight sets to win 6-0, 6-2.
Xavier Malisse found success against Fernando Verdasco in a hard fought five setter and was able to win the game 1-6, 7-6, 6-1, 4-6, 6-3.