NEW YORK—Fans at Arthur Ashe Stadium had seen this before: the errors, the wild forehands, backhand shanks and silly drop shots. What was Roger Federer doing? After a fantastic summer—final at Wimbledon, final in Toronto, victory in Cincinnati—the
of securing for a priceless souvenir? Jim Chairusmi of the Wall Street Journal has been doing his homework and uncovered that one of the greatest players of all time, Roger Federer, is also one of the best at signing for fans.
Sep 4, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Roger Federer (SUI) reacts during his match against Gael Monfils (FRA) on day eleven of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. (Susan Mullane-USA TODAY Sports).
Federer, the 33-year-old five-time champion, began his comeback in the third set, when he made only one unforced error to Monfils' nine. He staved off consecutive match points in the fourth set, and then dominated the fifth
Roger Federer fought back from a two-sets deficit for the ninth time in his career, saving two match points in the fourth set, before overcoming Gael Monfils 4-6, 3-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-2 in their quarter-final match at the US Open. “I still thought the