Federer stunned yet again in Hamburg
HAMBURG, Germany, July 20 – Roger Federer was stunned by Argentine qualifier Federico Delbonis, the world number 114, in the Hamburg claycourt semi-finals Saturday as the 17-time Grand Slam title winner suffered another worrying loss. The former world number one went down 7-6 (9/7), 7-6 (7/4) to the 22-year-old Delbonis with the defeat coming just a month after Federer was knocked out of Wimbledon by Ukraine’s world number 116 Sergiy Stakhovsky in the second round. Delbonis will play Fabio Fognini in Sunday’s final after the Italian 12th seed reached his second successive final by beating Spain’s Nicolas Almagro 6-4, 7-6 (7/1).
Debuting a larger racquet frame this week, Federer had twice been pushed to three sets on his way to the semi-finals of the Hamburg claycourt event. The Swiss squandered an early break lead against Delbonis and saved two set points in the 12th game to force a tie-break.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at CapitalFM