Swiss maestro Roger Federer once again showed why he is one of the best players in tennis. At 38, Federer reached another Grand Slam semi-finals beating America’s Tennys Sandgren.
After three sets, Federer was down after losing the second and the third sets 6-2, 6-2. The fourth set went down to a tie-breaker where it almost felt like the end of the road for Federer, whose body language looked down after losing two sets.
However, Federer managed an incredible turnaround, saving as many seven match points and dominating the final set 6-3.
Roger Federer, who didn't look like himself for two sets and a half, saves 7 (SEVEN!) match points in the 4th set, comes back to beat Tennys Sandgren 6-3, 2-6, 2-6, 6-7(8), 6-3 and reach a 15th #AusOpen semifinal. 46th Grand Slam SF.pic.twitter.com/TylrUn5VSd
— José Morgado (@josemorgado) January 28, 2020
— ATP Tour (@atptour) January 28, 2020
Fans on social media were absolutely delighted as Federer went on to book a place in the semi-finals of the 2020 Australian Open in a dramatic fashion. This was not th
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— Sarah Langs (@SlangsOnSports) January 28, 2020
Legends never die… #Federer
— Pablo Amalfitano (@AmalfiTenis) January 28, 2020
— McFranny (@franceeezy) January 28, 2020
— Lulú (@LuluGuzman) January 28, 2020
— ahmed. (@AhmSheikhh) January 28, 2020
Roger Federer escaping defeat….once again
It was not the first time in the tournament that Federer managed to escape from the hinges of defeat. He came back against John Millman in the third round winning in a tiebreaker in the final set. His match against Millman was equally thrilling.
Fans brought references to that match while reacting to his latest victory. One of the twitter users called Federer an “escape artist” after he managed to escape defeat once again.
Federer is becoming quite the escape artist! #AusOpen
— Curt Janka 🐻 (@curtjanka) January 28, 2020
He has done it again!
— DamyduduSportlens360 (@dammydudu) January 28, 2020
For his next trick, Roger Federer will be chained, placed inside of a chest and dropped into the Yarra River and will attempt to escape from that … #AustralianOpen
— Randy Walker (@TennisPublisher) January 28, 2020
— doublefault28 (@doublefault28) January 28, 2020
the umpire in this roger/tennys match is super pretty 😍
— Genie Bouchard (@geniebouchard) January 28, 2020
Jeeeez I feel for Tenys Sandgren….anyone who’s played this game knows how much it hurts to have match points and lose. It’s gut-wrenching, and especially in a match of this magnitude….Congrats on another fantastic @AustralianOpen TS, you’re a warrior!!
— Rob Koenig (@RobKoenigTennis) January 28, 2020