Posted on October 25, 2014 by Admin in Federer fights back to reach Swiss quarter-finals, Tennis with No Comments on Federer fights back to reach Swiss quarter-finals
The ongoing Swiss Indoors is taking the centre stages as it nears its conclusion. After thrilling round of 16 games, the tournament is heading to the quarter finals with its elite players ready to battle it out and prove them. Playing at home country, the former world number one Roger Federer had to fight of down from a set to win and progress to the quarter finals. In the most anticipated game, Roger Federer was caught off guard by the end of the first set losing 3-6 to Denis Istomin from Uzbek. In his past five appearances against Roger, Istomic had won once but surprisingly he took the lead in Basel.
Roger was seen walking towards his chair in the first set due to disappointment only to be motivated and return to the pitch. However in the second set, Federer won 6-3 to set up a tense game.
In his final set, Istomin fought hand as he avoided repeating the same mistake of backhand long that cost him the second set and made a save to seven break points. On the other hand, the second set win motivated Roger who fought tirelessly and emerged victorious by 6-4 margin and booking a place in the quarter finals.
Up next, Federer has yet to face his tough test for he awaits either Vasek Pospisil or Grigor Dimitrov in the quarter final.
In other games, Milos Raonic booked a place in the quarts when he beat Donald Young by 6-4 6-7(5) 7-6(2). The two had earlier met in Washington with Raonic winning in two sets. It took 2 hours and 20 minutes for Raonic to win the match after he comfortably won the first set to take a break. The next two sets were followed by tiers but he eventually won to qualify for quarters where he will face David Goffin from Belgium.
Ivo Karlovic was the next candidate to book the quarter finals ticket by thrashing Kenny De Schepper 6-7(6) 6-4 6-3 down from one set in less than two hours. He will meet with Benjamin Becker who won against Mikhail Kukushkin.
The last quarter final will see Borna Cornic who defeated Andrey Golubev 6-4, 6-4 against his idol Rafael Nadal.