"This was nearly a turnaround week for me", the Swiss legend said.
Simon responded, however, breaking Federer three times in the second set to force a third.
The 20-time Grand Slam champion will have to re-group quickly for the semis, where he will play the victor from Greek breakthrough player Stefanos Tsitsipas and Daniil Medvedev.
He traded breaks with Federer before the local hero snaffled the tiebreak seven points to five. He kept his foot on the pedal in the second, racing to a comfortable 4-0 lead but had to fight to emerge the victor.
Federer quickly fell behind 3-0 to open the match but clawed back to 5-5 with a break after squandering four previous break points.
Federer put the pressure on Simon's serve after battling back from 15-40 down in the 10th game and Simon crumbled with two straight errors.
Voters also complained about problems with the voter lists and said that there had been problems with the biometric system. The taliban and the group islamic State had long promised attacks on the day of the vote .
Twelve packages have been sent to figures such as former president Barack Obama and actor Robert de Niro in recent days. The first package was detected on Monday at the NY home of billionaire philanthropist and Democrat donor George Soros.
Companies and official bodies of the two nations signed more than 50 agreements to cooperate on projects in third countries. The two sides also signed a currency swap agreement of up to 3.4 trillion yen ($30.29 billion), effective until 2021.
Hundreds of thousands of packages pour into the facility every day - it's the size of five football fields, the Herald reports . Details suggest only a broad pattern - that the items were packaged in manila envelopes and addressed to prominent Democrats.
The only year as a professional he spent apart from the Rays was 2009, when he played in 62 games for the Boston Red Sox . Molitor was named American League Manager of the Year in 2017 and was sacked with two years remaining on his contract.
While the group has been discouraged by Mexico's government - and prompted threats of aid cutoffs for their homelands from U.S. That program has not officially started, but Pierce said it's another sign of the dire options awaiting the caravan migrants.
Saudi Arabia confirmed on October 19 that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi died during a fight in the Saudi consulate in Turkey . Erdogan also said Saudi Arabia's public prosecutor was due in Istanbul on Sunday to meets its regional chief prosecutor.
He said the bus took a route not agreed upon by the ministry and the organiser of the trip bore full responsibility. The low-lying Dead Sea area is prone to flash flooding when rain water rushes down from adjacent hills.
Chen , most of us won't notice the screen differences: "The XR is perfectly adequate and has few downsides". But despite being relatively durable, JerryRigEverything did not approve of the phone as a whole.
Holt has yet to register an at-bat in the World Series, which the Red Sox lead two games to none after Wednesday's 4-2 win. He then praised rival Chipotle, saying his 2-year-old son loves their bowls, typically of meat, beans and rice.
Finch laments Australia's latest collapse
Nathan Lyon was phenomenal in the preceding two-match Test series which Pakistan won 1-0 so the offspinner can get a look-in too. Australia left out Mitchell Starc but still picked three seamers in Nathan Coulter-Nile, Andrew Tye and Billy Stanlake.