Roger Federer avoids Rafael Nadal's fate at Wimbledon
A day after No. 2 Rafael Nadal's second-round upset loss, six-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer has to rally from two sets down to beat Julien Benneteau. No. 1 Novak Djokovic drops a set but wins. WIMBLEDON, England — A day after Rafael Nadal's stunning exit at Wimbledon, the only other men who have won the tournament since 2003 — six-time champion Roger Federer and defending champion Novak Djokovic — found themselves trailing far-less-accomplished opponents, too.
Roger Federer survives Julien Benneteau at Wimbledon
WIMBLEDON, England — Roger Federer overcame a two-set deficit Friday at Wimbledon to avoid his earliest Grand Slam exit since 2004. The six-time champion found himself two points from defeat on six occasions but survived a tense fourth-set tiebreaker and beat Julien Benneteau in the third round, 4-6, 6-7 (3), 6-2, 7-6 (6), 6-1. Federer also erased a two-set deficit to beat Juan Martin del Potro in this month’s quarterfinals of the French Open. He has mounted eight comebacks from down 0-2 in his career. Federer avoided the fate that befell rival Rafael Nadal 24 hours earlier on the same …
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Trends, stories to watch at Wimbledon
It's a quick turnaround from the French Open to Wimbledon. Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova rolled through the draws on the red clay of Roland Garros, but the Wimbledon grass is a different game. Some of the top players head to the All England Lawn Tennis Club without any matches on grass this season, while others chose to hit some tuneups. So what's the scoop on the third major of the year? The SI.com tennis team breaks it down.