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Roger Federer rallies past Benneteau at Wimbledon

 Vera Zvonareva of Russia, right, is examined by a doctor during a third round women's singles match against Kim Clijsters of Belgium  at the All Engl...
 Kim Clijsters of Belgium returns a shot to Vera Zvonareva of Russia during a third round women's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Champio...
 Roger Federer of Switzerland serves to Julien Benneteau of France during a third round men's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championshi...
 Julien Benneteau of France returns a shot to Roger Federer of Switzerland during a third round men's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Cha...
 Julien Benneteau of France serves to Roger Federer of Switzerland during a third round men's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championshi...
 Roger Federer of Switzerland serves to Julien Benneteau of France during a third round men's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championshi...

Britain Wimbledon Tennis

Vera Zvonareva of Russia, right, is examined by a doctor during a third round women's singles match against Kim Clijsters of Belgium at the All Engl...

Britain Wimbledon Tennis

Kim Clijsters of Belgium returns a shot to Vera Zvonareva of Russia during a third round women's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Champio...

Britain Wimbledon Tennis

Roger Federer of Switzerland serves to Julien Benneteau of France during a third round men's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championshi...

Britain Wimbledon Tennis

Julien Benneteau of France returns a shot to Roger Federer of Switzerland during a third round men's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Cha...

Britain Wimbledon Tennis

Julien Benneteau of France serves to Roger Federer of Switzerland during a third round men's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championshi...

Britain Wimbledon Tennis

Roger Federer of Switzerland serves to Julien Benneteau of France during a third round men's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championshi...

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 Centre Court. Nadal, a two-time champion, made his quickest exit from a major since 2005 when No. 100-ranked Lukas Rosol beat him in five sets Thursday.


Updated : 2021-03-07 17:06 GMT+08:00