WIMBLEDON, England — Six-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer dropped his first set of the tournament before coming back to beat Mikhail Youzhny 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 Monday and reach the quarterfinals.
Federer was leading 4-1 in the first-set tiebreaker but Youzhny took four straight points and went on to take the set.
The third-seeded Swiss was error-prone throughout, but Youzhny could only take advantage of one of his seven break points. The 18th-seeded Russian saved two match points but went long on a third to give Federer victory.
Federer will face Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France in the quarterfinals.