Roger Federer surprised at the exit of the US Open after losing to Grigor Dimitrov in the quarterfinals

NEW YORK: Grigor Dimitrov he recovered by a shocking surprise from the 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer at United States Open On Tuesday, the New York semifinalist with the lowest ranking in 28 years moving forward to face Daniil Medvedev.

El búlgaro número 78, que había caído en las siete reuniones anteriores con Federer, hizo una lucha espectacular para derrotar al tercer sembrado suizo 3-6, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 at Arthur Ashe Stadium y enfrentará al quinto sembrado ruso Medvedev en las semifinales del viernes.

Estoy feliz, dijo Dimitrov. Lo único que me decía a mí mismo era que me quedara at partido. Físicamente me sentía bastante bien. Estaba golpeando algunos tiros contra él que eran difíciles de golpear.

Dimitrov reached his first United States Open semi-final to match the deepest Slam runs of his career from Wimbledon in 2014 and the 2017 Australian Open.

No desde que Jimmy Connors, at puesto 174, alcanzó los cuartos de final de 1991, Nueva York había visto que una cifra tan baja en la lista de calificaciones de ATP llegaba a los últimos cuatro.

Dimitrov is also the semifinalist of Slam with the lowest place since 94th Rainer Schuettler of Germany in Wimbledon in 2008.

Federer fue negado en cinco puntos de quiebre at décimo juego del cuarto set y Dimitrov se mantuvo para forzar un quinto set.

He was trying to stay in that game and make him stay on the court as much as possible. After that, it began to decrease a bit, Dimitrov said.

It is the best of five sets. Anything can happen.

Federer left the court for a private medical waiting time to treat the upper back near the neck.

This is Grigor's moment, not my body's moment, Federer said.

Dimitrov rompió a Federer dos veces at camino a una ventaja de 4-0 at set final y la estrella suiza de 38 años no tuvo una respuesta efectiva, frustrada por 61 errores no forzados al caer después de tres horas y 12 minutos.

It's okay. This is how it goes, said Federer. I did my best. I struggled with what I had and that's it.

Federer, a five-time United States Open champion who hasn't lifted the Reddened meadows title since 2008, would have become the oldest Slam semi-finalist since Jimmy Connors at age 39 at 1991 United States Open .

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