30 Jul 2008

Federer makes great escape

5:59 pm on 30 July 2008

World tennis number one Roger Federer came from a set down to beat the American Robby Ginepri in the second round of the Cincinnati Masters.

The Swiss, whose four-year reign as the men's No.1 is under threat from Rafael Nadal, closed out the deciding set 6-love.

Now if Nadal wins the tournament and Federer fails to reach the semi-finals, the Spaniard will take over the top spot.