Roger Federer crashed out of the US Open after going down 6-3,4-6,6-3,4-6 and 6-2 against Grigor Dimitrov in the quarterfinals on Wednesday.
"I was painful in my abductor before the match". Roger is probably greatest of all time, I should say.
However, I maintain that he will, and while Koepfer looks accurately priced as a huge [1.18] underdog to Daniil Medvedev tonight, there's a pretty strong chance that he will be grossly over-rated by the market in the not too distant future.
"This is the big quarters for him, obviously with an opportunity against me".
Instead, Dimitrov advanced to his third major semi-final and first in NY.
Not since 174th-ranked Jimmy Connors reached the 1991 quarter-finals had NY seen so lowly a figure on the ATP ratings list reach the last four.
He becomes the lowest-ranked grand slam semi-finalist since No. 94 Rainer Schüttler at Wimbledon in 2008.
However, the crowd was hostile towards him after his third round match against Spaniard Feliciano Lopez, when the Russian got booed for snatching his towel from a ball person and then was booed even more for making an obscene gestures directed at the crowd.
Following the match, Federer said that Goffin was struggling a bit and he took advantage of the same which resulted in his favour.
Federer has never retired from a match in his incredible career and it seems he wasn't prepared to break that today.
The 38-year-old Federer took a rare-for-him medical timeout after the fourth set, leaving the court with a trainer.
"It's OK. It's how it goes", Federer said. "I fought with what I had and that's it".