Grigor Dimitrov makes Roger Federer fall in quarters

The Swiss suffered from the upper back and multiplied the faults directly. He lost 3-6, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 against Bulgarian. On the women's side, Serena Williams inflicted a correction on Qiang Wang of China.

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Roger Federer after his loss to Grigor Dimitrov in the quarterfinals of the US Open in New York on September 3rd. Geoff Burke / USA TODAY Sports

Roger Federer, 3e in the ATP rankings, was eliminated on Tuesday 3 September by Grigor Dimitrov (78e) in the quarterfinals of the US Open in five sets: 3-6, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2. The 38-year-old Swiss suffered from the upper back and increased the number of unforced errors. It is therefore the Bulgarian who will face the Russian Daniil Medvedev (5e) Friday for a place in the final.

"I understood that I had to keep him on the court. And in the fifth set, he was clearly not 100%commented Dimitrov after the match. In the first set, I was nervous and served him well, I just wanted to hang on … I'm just happy. "

Not convincing in the first two rounds

The Bulgarian, nicknamed "baby Federer", had never exceeded the round of 32 at Flushing Meadows until then. He had hit them twice, in 2014 and 2016. Federer, eliminated in last year's eighth final in New York, stayed on a dazzling Wimbledon where, after defeating Rafael Nadal in the semifinals, he had fought a battle homeric against Novak Djokovic, but lost the final.

At the US Open, he had not been convincing in his first two rounds, where he gave a set each time. He had however found a very good level in his next two games. Tuesday against Dimitrov, he multiplied the direct fouls (61 in total), like the match ball, where his forehand went out largely in the hallway.

Serena Williams Expeditive

On the women's side, 8th-ranked American Serena Willliams qualified for the semifinals on Tuesday without a problem, beating China's Qiang Wang (18th) 6-1, 6-0 in just 44 minutes. minutes.

" I'm still there ", has launched the six-time winner at Flushing Meadows, which will celebrate its 38th birthday on September 26, after winning its 100th victory in this tournament and will play a semi-final for the 13th time in its career.

She will face Ukrainian Elina Svitolina (5th) on Thursday for a place in the final.
"She has already played a half at Wimbledon this year and I know she will want to climb one more step. So I will still have to play well "said Serena Williams.

The American won her first trophy at the US Open 20 years ago. She is aiming for a 24th Grand Slam title, which would allow her to match Margaret Court's record.


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