Roger Federer was taken to five sets for the second time in three days before overcoming Russia’s Mikhail Youzhny at the US Open.
The five-time champion was two sets to one down but eventually came through 6-1 6-7 (3-7) 4-6 6-4 6-2 in New York.
Federer has now won all 17 matches against Youzhny, a year younger at 35, since the pair first met in 2000.
Top seed Rafael Nadal required four sets to see off Japan’s Taro Daniel in the night session.
Source: Sports News agencies