Result: Roger Federer knocked out of US Open by Tommy Robredo

Roger Federer fails to reach the quarter-finals of a Grand Slam for two successive Majors after losing in three sets to Tommy Robredo at the US Open.

Roger Federer has failed to reach the quarter-finals of a Grand Slam for the second time in succession after being convincingly beaten in three sets by Tommy Robredo at the US Open.

Prior to his second-round loss at Wimbledon earlier this year, the 17-time Major winner had qualified for the last eight of 36 Grand Slams in a row, but his poor season continued as he was outplayed by Robredo at Flushing Meadows.

The Swiss maestro was error-prone from the beginning of the contest, dropping his serve in the opening game, but Robredo could not take immediate advantage as Federer levelled the scores at 2-2.

Each player would be broken once more during the opening set, which Robredo, ranked number 22 in the world, eventually took 7-3 on a tie-break.

The second set was also a tight affair, but the Spaniard once again came out on top on the crucial points, saving three break points before breaking Federer to love in the eighth game on his way to taking a two-set lead.

Robredo saved a further six break points in the third set and a seemingly deflated Federer then lost another service game without picking up a point to put Robredo on the edge of victory at 4-3.

The 31-year-old went on to close out the match, claiming his first career win over Federer in 11 matches courtesy of a 7-6(3) 6-3 6-4 scoreline. He could face Rafael Nadal in the quarter-finals.

Andy Murray of Great Britain poses with the Gentlemen's Singles Trophy following his victory in the Gentlemen's Singles Final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis
Read Next:
Wilander: 'Murray is the best in the world'
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account