Former champion Roger Federer fought back to beat Gilles Simon in five sets and keep alive his pursuit of a second French Open title.
“How often does New York get hit with an earthquake and a hurricane in the same week?” asked Paul Annacone, coach of No. 3 seed Roger Federer, a few days before the start of the U.S. Open in New York.
Novak Djokovic beat Juan Martin del Potro at the French Open to extend his unbeaten run since the start of the season to 40 consecutive matches.
Defending champion Rafael Nadal’s slow start to the French Open continued as three women from the U.S. reached the fourth round, giving the country its best result in a major championship in almost a decade.
"Boy, I'm tired."
- Gilles Simon on Aug 31, 2014