Roger Federer lost tonight to Spaniard Tommy Robredo in three sets. Due to inclement weather earlier in the day, the match was moved from Arthur Ashe Stadium to the much smaller Louis Armstrong, the first time Federer has played on Louis since 2006. The atmosphere was electric with fans who stuck around through roughly five hours of delays. The nineteenth seeded Robredo will play fellow Spaniard Rafael Nadal in men's quarterfinal action. Credit: Mike Lawrence/usopen.org.
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I caught a ball Federer hit into the pit tonight, and I'm not going to lie, I was pretty excited. Maybe using the wide-angle lens is unconventional, as is sitting on the baseline for three quarters of a match for two good shots, but sometimes it works out in your favor. Federer wins tonight in straight sets over Adrian Mannarino. Credit: Mike Lawrence/usopen.org.
Last night Roger Federer (SUI) lost in the fourth round to Tomas Berdych (CZE) in four sets7-6(1), 6-4, 3-6, 6-3. I stayed for the first two and a half sets; Roger never really looked comfortable in my opinion, but at least rallied to win the third set. In the end Berdych was playing really well and probably deserved the win.