Bothered by back, Roger Federer loses US Open QF to ‘Baby Fed’

NEW YORK--- Betrayed by his 38-year-old body, and his forehand, Roger Federer is done at the U.S. Open. Federer's upper back and neck gave him trouble, he kept missing makeable shots and he kept giving away the lead against a guy he'd never lost to. It all added up to getting beaten 3-6, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 by 78th-ranked Grigor Dimitrov in the quarterfinals before a stunned crowd at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Tuesday night. "Grigor was able to put me away," Federer said. "I fought with what I had." Chasing a 21st Grand Slam title, and sixth at Flushing Meadows, Federer appeared to be flexing his upper back after some points and said afterward that he began feeling something in...Keep on reading: Bothered by back, Roger Federer loses US Open QF to ‘Baby Fed’

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