Spain's Tommy Robredo makes tennis history at French Open

SPANIARD Tommy Robredo has etched his name into the history books at Roland Garros, becoming the first player since Henri Cochet in 1927 to come from two sets down to win in three consecutive matches.

Robredo booked his place in the quarter-finals by downing No.11 seed Nicolas Almagro 6-7 3-6 6-4 6-4 6-4.

In the second round, Robredo fought back to beat Dutchman Igor Sijsling 6-7 4-6 6-3 6-1 6-1, before a dramatic third-round encounter against hometown hero Gael Monfils.

The 31-year-old faced four match points against Monfils before prevailing 2-6 6-7 6-2 7-6 6-2.

Robredo will now face No.4 seed David Ferrer who barely raised a sweat eliminating South African Kevin Anderson 6-3 6-1 6-1.

In the other quarter-final from the bottom half of the men's draw, Roger Federer faces a dangerous match-up against Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

Federer earned his place after notching win 900 on tour, fighting back to beat Gilles Simon 6-4 4-6 2-6 6-2 6-3, while Tsonga, yet to drop a set in the tournament, beat Serbian Viktor Troiki 6-3 6-3 6-3 in just one hour 45 minutes.

Topics:  french open tennis

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