Jun 28, 2013; London, United Kingdom; Tommy Robredo (ESP) during his match against TAndy Murray (GBR) on day five of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis Club. Mandatory Credit: Susan Mullane-USA TODAY Sports

US Open: Tommy Robredo (17) takes first set over Roger Federer (7)

With a potential Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal qurterfinal capturing everyone and their grandmother’s attention at Flushing Meadows on Labour Day Monday, Tommy Robredo is aiming to spoil those plans and has a very good chance at doing just that, winning a 7- tiebreak to take the first set in his fourth round match with Federer on Atrhur Ashe court.

Robredo, seeded 17th at this year’s Open, didn’t appear to be starstruck by playing Federer at a tournament he has had no problem in succeeding in throughout his storied career. A first set win now putting him in the driver’s seat of a match that appears to be becoming very enticing after the afternoon rain delay.

Federer and Rafael Nadal could set up a mouth-watering quarter-final if they come through their fourth-round matches at the US Open on Monday as the US Open heats up after a long afternoon rain delay at Flushing Meadows

The legendary rivals have battled each other 31 times over the course of their glittering careers, but have never faced-off at Flushing Meadows. Now they have a chance to do it at the quarterfinal juncture, a match that could eclipse even the tournament final due to Nadal and Federer’s star power

Both players are scheduled to play on Arthur Ashe Stadium tonight, with Federer third up against Tommy Robredo and Nadal playing the German Philipp Kohlschreiber (who upset American John Isner) during the night session.

Canadian Milos Raonic and Richard Gasquet are currently playing in the first set of their first round match over on Louis Armstrong court. Check back to Fansided.com for more US Open updates and analysis.

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