Roger Federer was on the ropes, down two breaks in the second set and another one in the third. Borna Coric thought he was close to toppling the world's top-ranked player.
Not so fast.
Federer rallied for a 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 victory in the BNP Paribas Open semifinals on Saturday, extending his career-best start to 17-0 and giving him a chance to win his record sixth title.
"I went for my shots. I was not waiting. I made the right choices all the time," Coric said. "He was just a better player in those specific moments. At the end, he just got through."
"I should have lost a match," Federer said.
He will meet No. 6...