Tennis

Federer saves seven match-points to reach Australian Open semis

Roger Federer pulled off one of the greatest escapes of his career on Tuesday (Jan 28), saving seven match-points to come from two sets down and beat Tennys Sandgren for a place in the Australian Open semi-finals.

In a drama-packed match, the normally ice-cool Swiss was slapped with a code warning for swearing and needed a rare medical timeout for a mystery injury before winning 6-3, 2-6, 2-6, 7-6 (10/8), 6-3.

His reward is a showdown against either long-time rival and seven-time champion Novak Djokovic or big-serving Canadian Milos Raonic.

Admitting that he did not deserve the win, the 38-year-old master said: "You gotta get lucky sometimes, I tell you that."

 

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