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Roger still here


It’s been quite a long time since Roger Federer lost two sets in a U.S. Open match — the 2004 quarterfinals against Andre Agassi. It happened again today in the most unlikely scenario — a round of 16 match against Russian clay-court specialist. But Federer pulled out a 6-7 (5), 7-6 (5), 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 win as day turned to night here in Flushing.

The gates are finally open at Ashe for the night crowd, but the players haven’t gotten on court yet, so it will be at least 9:15 before Andy Roddick-Fernando Gonzalez starts.

This entry was posted on Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008 at 9:03 pm by Harold Gutmann. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
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This is the time of year the tennis world descends upon New York. Jane McManus, Harold Gutmann and Josh Thomson will be sending dispatches from the courts and corridors of Arthur Ashe Stadium. Come back for advice on tickets, parking and whether to go for the hot dog or the lobster roll.
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Harold GutmannHarold Gutmann Harold Gutmann joined The Journal News in 2002 after graduating from Duke University. He currently focuses on high school sports — he has covered state championship games in 10 different sports. READ MORE
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Josh ThomsonJosh Thomson Josh, who is 26 and a native of Carmel, graduated from Boston University in 2002 and began working for The Journal News the following March. READ MORE
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