Federer rallies at French Open

Updated: 01 June 2009 13:13 IST

Roger Federer rallied from a two-set deficit against Tommy Haas on Monday to keep his French Open bid alive.

Federer rallies at French Open

Paris:

Roger Federer rallied from a two-set deficit against Tommy Haas on Monday to keep his French Open bid alive.

Less than 24 hours after four-time champion Rafael Nadal was eliminated, Federer outlasted Haas 6-7 (4), 5-7, 6-4, 6-0, 6-2.

The French Open is the only major event Federer has yet to win, and he has been beaten by Nadal at Roland Garros four years in a row, the past three times in the final. With the path to the title cleared of the No.1-ranked Nadal, No. 2 Federer struggled to take advantage.

The erratic form that has plagued Federer was again a problem for portions of the first three sets. But with the center-court crowd firmly behind the Swiss, he mounted a comeback, winning nine consecutive games.



Topics : Tennis
Related Articles
IPTL: UAE Royals Beat Indian Aces 30-20 to Top Japan Leg
IPTL: UAE Royals Beat Indian Aces 30-20 to Top Japan Leg
Anand Amritraj Gets Support From India's Davis Cup Team
Anand Amritraj Gets Support From India's Davis Cup Team
Tennis Ace Boris Becker to be Present at Kolkata 25k Marathon
Tennis Ace Boris Becker to be Present at Kolkata 25k Marathon
Show Comments
Advertisement