2007 TMC SHANGHAI
ROGER FEDERER v FERNANDO GONZALEZ
3-6 7-6 7-5
Gonzalez had lost all 10 of his previous matches against Federer but he found some blistering form in the second-set tiebreak to level the match.
"I thought it was ridiculous some of the shots he was coming up with," said a shell-shocked Federer.
"I can't do much when he drills that incredible forehand in the corner. I wish I had an excuse but I just lost the tiebreak in a bad way and never got the edge in the third set."
Gonzalez has a ton of firepower and used his backhand aggressively instead of slicing it back. Rarely is Federer out-matched, but on this day, Gonzo was superior.