Roger Federer has now qualified for a Grand Slam semi-final in three different decades.
Edit: 38-year-old Roger Federer has now qualified for a Grand Slam semi-final in three different decades.
Edit: 38-year-old, injured Roger Federer has now qualified for a Grand Slam semi-final in three different decades.
I can go on making edits but you're probably going to get bored. Which is unaaceptable, given the kind of match Federer just played.
Down 2 sets to 1, Federer saved SEVEN match points in the fourth to force a fifth set, and won the Australian Open quarter-final against Tennys Sandgren.
OMG. OMG. OMG.— The Tennis Podcast (@TennisPodcast) January 28, 2020
This is madness. Total madness.
I have no idea how Roger Federer won that set.
And I have even less of an idea how Tennys Sandgren lost it.
EIGHT match points saved. Federer could barely move. Oh, and a ball kid almost injured Sandgren.
To a fifth set!
Even he didn't anticipate that. Struggling a bit due to a groin injury, he thought Tennys is going to 'finish off in style'. But then, some 'miracle' happened and he got 'lucky'.
I realize that Sandgren just had one of the biggest set chokes in the history of tennis.— Ricky Dimon (@Dimonator) January 28, 2020
But Federer is 500 years old, injured, and out here battling like an absolute warrior.
It's just absurd to hear Roger using those words, because, among other reasons, what are we going to say now?
You are the 'miracle', Roger. And we are 'lucky'.
This is going to be Federer's 46th Slam semis entry.
Crazy to think he has played 8 more Grand Slam semi-finals than the number of years he has lived on this planet.
At the end of the match, the scorecard looked like this: 6-3, 2-6, 2-6, 7-6(8), 6-3. It was crazy and I almost cried, but all worth it. Twitter agrees.
Please remind me to never again get as invested in a professional sportsperson as I am in Roger Federer, because the angst I feel when things are going badly for him is probably worse than what I feel than when things aren't going well for me.— Jodi McAlister (@JodiMcA) January 28, 2020
27 aces, 73 winners Roger ! When he was not at his best...just WoW!— Lolita (@LoliLondon) January 28, 2020
*THIS REALLY HAPPENED*— Kevin Pea Williams (@Kevinplaytennis) January 28, 2020
Ahhh @rogerfederer you always transcend sport by making me believe ANYTHING is possible...and after THAT amazing match just about anything is.#australianopen2019 #ausopen #tennis #melbourne #rogerfederer #TuesdayThoughts #TuesdayMotivation pic.twitter.com/shc3k4O2CK