In the 4th set Monfils squandered two match points at 5:4* (40/15) – backhand error & Fed’s FH winner down the line. Until the 3rd set Monfils enjoyed his longest set-winning streak: 14 (had won 26 in a row as a junior in 2004). Fed leads 8-2 in their H2H.
“Match point” matches: Federer 13-14 (his first win from MP-down in 5 sets), Monfils 8-7… Five-setters: Federer 23-19, Monfils 12-9
Federer came back from a two-set deficit for the 9th time in his career at the time, in turn Monfils had lost thrice despite a 2-0 lead in sets. In the Open Era more ‘0-2’ comebacks than Federer produced only Boris Becker and Aaron Krickstein – 10. Federer’s nine comebacks:
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