Can Federer even be considered part of the “Big Four” anymore? Will he shut me up and win another slam? I certainly hope so, but I’m not counting on it.
The eighth-ranked Frenchman hasn’t played since June 26 when he was forced to retire from his second-round match at Wimbledon against Ernests Gulbis.
This US Open finally got its first shocker. After three days of the top players winning decisively, fifth-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was upset by Martin Klizan of Slovakia in the second round.
Tournament officials said the Novak Djokovic-Janko Tipsarevic and Roger Federer-Jo-Wilfried Tsonga matches would not be played Wednesday because of rain at the U.S. Open.
France’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga came back to eliminate Mardy Fish, the highest-seeded American, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 Monday to reach the U.S. Open quarterfinals for the first time.
Rafael Nadal’s bid to win four straight Grand Slam tournaments is over. The injured Nadal lost his quarterfinal 6-4, 6-2, 6-3 to fellow Spaniard David Ferrer at the Australian Open.