Roger Federer suffered a jolt 3-6 6-4 3-6 6-4 6-2 defeat at the quarter-finals of this US Open at the hands of Grigor Dimitrov.
Even the 20-time Grand Slam winner’d seemed destined to get a against Rafael Nadal in what could have been the rivals’ first meeting in Flushing Meadows.
But this script with success awakened over the Swiss, that looked out of sorts throughout a defeat, hitting at 60 mistakes and needed a medical time-out.
Dimitrov had not beaten Federer in some of their seven matches, and had taken just two sets him off.
In the previous four, Daniil Medvedev, who pumped out Stan Wawrinka to achieve his first Grand Slam semi will be faced by Dimitrov.