Top players Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer both came back to win five-set matches Tuesday in the quarterfinals to set up a rematch of last year’s French Open semifinals match.
The top-seeded Djokovic, who hasn’t lost a Grand Slam match since Federer downed him in the aforementioned match, saved four match points before beating Frenchman Jo Wilfried Tsonga 6-1, 5-7, 5-7, 7-6(6), 6-1. Djokovic, ever calm under pressure, even trailed 4–2 in the fourth-set tie-breaker before coming back to tie the match up.
The third-seeded Federer was in a deeper hole to Juan Martin Del Potro before coming back to win 3-6, 6-7 (4), 6-2, 6-0, 6-3. It marked just the seventh time in his career that the 16-time major champion Federer came all the way back from a two-sets-to-none deficit to win.
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