Juan Martin del Potro to face Roger Federer in last eight

Juan Martin del Potro to face Roger Federer in last eight

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Juan Martin del Potro came back from two sets down and saved two match points to beat sixth seed Dominic Thiem in a raucous US Open classic. The 24th seed, cheered on by a large Argentine contingent on the Grandstand court, won 1-6 2-6 6-1 7-6 (7-1) 6-4. Despite feeling ill and requiring treatment, he came through in three hours and 35 minutes to set up a quarter final against Roger Federer. The Swiss third seed beat Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-4 6-2 7-5.