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French Open 2012: Roger Federer Faces Adversity In Quarterfinals Win

Novak Djokovic wasn't the only top-tier player to mount a comeback on Tuesday afternoon at the 2012 French Open, as Roger Federer had to orchestrate a rally of his own in his quarterfinal matchup against Juan Martin del Potro. Federer dropped the first two sets of the match prior to winning three-straight sets on way to a 3-6, 6-7 (4), 6-2, 6-0, 6-3 victory.

In 2009, del Potro upset Federer at the U.S. Open, which ended a 40-match winning streak at the event and hoped to upset Federer once again on Tuesday. Through two sets it appeared as though it was a real possibility. However, with a motivated Federer and a heavily taped knee, del Porto was unable to complete the feat.

Federer will now face Djokovic in the men's semifinal.

Check out the full French Open scoreboard at SI.com for up-to-the-second updates on what's happening at Roland Garros.

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