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Federer in great escape, sets-up Cilic US Open semi-final duel

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Roger Federer saved two match points to defeat Gael Monfils 4-6, 3-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-2 and reach his ninth US Open semi-final, keeping alive his dream of a sixth title. 

Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates victory over Gael Monfils of France in their US Open men's singles quarter-final match, at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York, on September 4, 2014

The 33-year-old Swiss second seed, bidding to become the oldest winner of a Grand Slam title in more than 40 years, was staring down the barrel of a demoralising exit when French 20th seed Monfils had two match points in the 10th game of the fourth set.

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