Ouch! Federer in shock Wimbledon tumble
LONDON, England,June 27 – Defending champion Roger Federer went crashing out of Wimbledon on Wednesday, the Swiss legend beaten by Ukraine’s 116-ranked Sergiy Stakhovsky in his worst Grand Slam defeat for a decade. The shock 6-7 (5/7), 7-6 (7/5), 7-5, 7-6 (7/5) loss in a thrilling, three-hour duel on Centre Court brought the curtain down on seven-time Wimbledon champion Federer’s extraordinary record in the sport’s four majors. The Wimbledon third seed had made 36 consecutive Grand Slam quarter-final appearances, having not gone out of a major before the last eight since the 2004 French Open.
He was better in the more important points today than I was. When I had the chance, I couldn’t do it.
Stakhovsky was struggling to take in his victory over the 17-time Grand Slam champion. It was the first time that he had ever beaten a top 10 player in 21 attempts.
First you play his ego then as well on Centre Court where he is historic. Federer’s defeat leaves the bottom half of the draw wide open for Britain’s second seed Andy Murray, with two-time champion Rafael Nadal already out and sixth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga withdrawing through injury.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at CapitalFM