Roger Federer suffered a shock 3-6 6-4 3-6 6-4 6-2 defeat in the quarter-finals of this US Open in the hands of Grigor Dimitrov.
Even the 20-time Grand Slam winner had seemed destined to get a box-office closing against Rafael Nadal in what could have become the terrific rivals’ first meeting at Flushing Meadows.
But that script with success awakened on the Swiss, that needed a medical time-out and appeared out of sorts through a five-set conquer, hitting at 60 errors.
Dimitrov had obtained off him, and hadn’t beaten Federer in any of their previous seven games.
In the last four, Dimitrov will face Daniil Medvedev, who pumped out Stan Wawrinka to achieve his first Grand Slam semi.