US Open: Roger Federer survives Gael Monfils scare

US Open: Roger Federer survives Gael Monfils scare

Federer held his nerve and went pass the 20th seeded Frenchman by 4-6, 3-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-2 to reach the semis.

Chasing the elusive 18th Grand Slam title, Roger Federer was up against Gael Monfils in the US Open quarterfinal. (Source: Reuters)

20th-seeded Gael Monfils was looking forward to his second career Grand Slam semi-final and started by winning the first set 6-4. (Source: Reuters)

Federer surely was having a tough time with the Frenchmen. In the uncanny weather conditions, Federer lost the second set as well. (Source: Reuters)

The first two sets gave Monfils the confidence and he forced Federer to make errors. Federer was clearly seen frustrated (Source:Reuters)

But the master roared back to claim the third set 6-4 fought with more concentration. (Source: Reuters)

The fourth set went into the tie-breaker and Federer saved two match points to stay alive in the match and the Championship. He won the set 7-5. (Source: Reuters)

And in what can be regarded as a remarkable comeback, Roger Federer defeated Gael Monfils 4-6, 3-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-2 to enter the US Open semi-final for the first time since 2011. (Source: Reuters)

Monfils can take heart from his performance as in an era where players have two coaches, the Frenchman has none. (Source: Reuters)