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Federer unsettled by lack of control over his own destiny in Del Potro loss

US Open Venue: Flushing Meadows, New York Dates: 28 Aug-10 Sept BBC coverage: Live radio and text commentary on selected matches every day. Roger Federer said he never felt “in a safe place” physically or mentally during a US Open campaign that ended with defeat by Juan Martin del Potro. The Argentine 24th seed won their quarter-final 7-5 3-6 7-6 (10-8) 6-4 in Wednesday’s night session. Third seed Federer had struggled with a back injury in the build-up to New York and confirmed he never felt 100% fit. “It was…

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Del Potro stuns Federer in four sets to make US Open semi-finals

US Open Venue: Flushing Meadows, New York Dates: 28 Aug-10 Sept BBC coverage: Live radio and text commentary on selected matches every day. Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro stunned Roger Federer in four sets to reach the US Open semi-finals. The 24th seed won 7-5 3-6 7-6 (10-8) 6-4 to reach the last four, thrilling his large contingent of supporters in New York. He goes on to face top seed Rafael Nadal, who earlier beat Russian teenager Andrey Rublev. Del Potro’s victory means Federer and Nadal will end another year…

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Unwell Del Potro wins incredible Thiem battle and faces Federer in quarters

US Open Venue: Flushing Meadows, New York Dates: 28 Aug-10 Sept BBC coverage: Live radio and text commentary on selected matches every day. Juan Martin del Potro came back from two sets down and saved two match points to beat sixth seed Dominic Thiem in a raucous US Open classic. The 24th seed, cheered on by a large Argentine contingent on the Grandstand court, won 1-6 2-6 6-1 7-6 (7-1) 6-4. Despite feeling ill and requiring treatment, he came through in three hours and 35 minutes to set up a…

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Federer 'excited' by form after efficient win

US Open Venue: Flushing Meadows, New York Dates: 28 Aug-10 Sept BBC coverage: Live radio and text commentary on selected matches every day. Roger Federer was in clinical mood as he saw off Spain’s Feliciano Lopez in straight sets to join Rafael Nadal in the US Open fourth round. The third seed, who came through five-set matches in the first two rounds, beat 35-year-old Lopez 6-3 6-3 7-5. Five-time champion Federer, 36, goes on to face Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber in the last 16. “I’m really excited how I feel after…

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Nadal to return to No 1 spot after Federer withdraws from Cincinnati Masters

Rafael Nadal will be the new world number one from next Monday after Roger Federer withdrew from the Cincinnati Masters with a back injury. The Swiss 19-time Grand Slam winner was the only player who could have denied Spain’s Nadal taking the top spot in the rankings from Andy Murray. Federer was injured in Sunday’s Rogers Cup final defeat by Alexander Zverev. Briton Murray pulled out of Cincinnati last week as he continues to recover from a hip problem. Reigning French Open champion Nadal returns to the top of the…

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Nadal in shock defeat at Rogers Cup as Federer reaches quarters

Rafael Nadal fell to a shock defeat by 18-year-old Canadian Denis Shapovalov at the Rogers Cup in Montreal. Wildcard Shapovalov came from a set down to beat top seed Nadal 3-6 6-4 7-6 (6-4) and become the youngest player to reach a Masters 1000 quarter-final. Nadal’s loss means Andy Murray remains world number one, but only until next week’s Cincinnati Masters, where Nadal or Roger Federer will replace him. Federer also progressed to the last eight, with victory over David Ferrer. Unseded Stephens beats Kerber in Toronto The Swiss world…

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Federer 'surprised' by 2017 success after Wimbledon win

Media playback is not supported on this device Roger Federer said he always believed he could win Wimbledon again, after ending a five-year wait for his eighth title with victory over Marin Cilic. The Swiss, 35, won 6-3 6-1 6-4 to become the most successful man in Wimbledon singles history, and claim a 19th Grand Slam title. Federer’s previous triumph at the All England Club was in 2012, and he has since lost in the 2014 and 2015 finals. “It’s special, Wimbledon was always my favourite tournament,” he said. Feature:…

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