Tennis: Federer rallies, rough summer improves in Cincinnati
MASON, Ohio (AP) - Roger Federer's rough summer finally got a warm moment at one of his favourite tournaments, providing a little encouragement with the US Open just ahead.
Federer overcome a tough start and emerged from his string of subpar showings since Wimbledon, beating Tommy Haas 1-6, 7-5, 6-3 on Thursday to advance to the quarterfinals at the Western & Southern Open.
The fifth-seeded Swiss star has been struggling to get his game back in shape since he was upset at Wimbledon by a player ranked 116th in the world. He has switched rackets and been limited by a sore back.
Finally, his game started to come together at a tournament he's won an unprecedented five times, including last year.