New York: Spanish 19th seed Tommy Robredo has posted a shock upset over five time champion Roger Federer, winning their fourth round battle 7-6(3), 6-3, 6-4 at the US Open on Monday night.
The 31-year-old Robredo snapped a 0-10 ATP head-head losing record against the Swiss seventh seed in the match which lasted two hours and 24 minutes. Federer converted just two of 16 break point chances, missing six in both the second and third sets.
The victory marks World No. 22 Robredo's first time past the round of 16 in 12 attempts. The right-hander, who was ranked as high as No. 5 in 2006, will face either second seed Rafael Nadal or 22nd seed Philipp Kohlschreiber in the quarter-finals.
Meanwhile, 2010 champion Rafael Nadal has won through to the US Open quarter-finals, posting a 6-7(4), 6-4, 6-3, 6-1 win over 22nd seed Philipp Kohlschreiber in three hours and 12 minutes.
Though he dropped the first set of the tournament in a tie-break, Nadal saved the only break point he faced during the match to maintain his unbroken record in New York this year.
Spanish fourth seed David Ferrer is through to his second straight US Open quarter-final, following a 7-6(2), 3-6, 7-5, 7-6(3) win over 18th seed Janko Tipsarevic in three hours and 57 minutes.
Ferrer fired 13 aces during the match and saved nine of 14 break points, en route to becoming only the sixth player after Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Roger Federer and Ivan Lendl to reach all four Grand Slam quarter-finals in consecutive years, in the Open Era.
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