Federer survives the battle against Sandgren in quarterfinals, hosts Djokovic in semifinal
Roger Federer once again left fans stunned by handling seven “match points” before defeating American tennis player Tennys Sandgren in a sensational quarter-final of the Australian Open.
The Swiss tennis player was not in good shape and had physical problems before winning this quarter-final in five sets, 6-3 2-6 2-6 7-6 (10-8) 6-3.
Ranked 100th in the world rankings, Sandgren seemed to break the record for the poorest ranked player to play in the Australian Open since 1991.
However, Federer, ranked third in the world, came back strong and won the match in three hours and 28 minutes.
The 20-time Grand Slams champion, who received a medical leave in the third set due to a groin problem, will play against Serbian-reigning champion Novak Djokovic or Canadian Milos Raonic in the semifinals.