It was close, kind of, but Federer got back in his usual stride and managed to beat Simon from 2-1 in sets with the final scoreline: 6-1 4-6 2-6 6-2 6-3. Next up is Tsonga.
Federer winning the match helps him maintain his amazing streak of 36 straight Grand Slam Quarterfinals (or further of course) – a record that will be close to impossible to break.
Tsonga will be a tougher challenge for Fed. He has an even stronger following in France and when he’s on a roll like he seems to be now, he can beat pretty much anyone. Tough one to pick.
On another note, Tommy Haas managed to win a 4 hour, 37 minute marathon against Isner the round before and today he rolled over Youzhny 6-1 6-1 6-3. He plays Djokovic next who beat Kohlschreiber fairly comfortably in four sets.
The French Open heats up…