Wimbledon: Federer shocked by Hurkacz in quarter-finals

London: Roger Federer crashed out of Wimbledon in the quarter-finals at the hands of Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz on Wednesday, potentially bringing down the curtain on the Swiss legend’s All England Club career.

Federer, the 20-time Grand Slam title winner who turns 40 next month, lost 6-3, 7-6 (7/4), 6-0 to a player 15 years his junior.

It was only the eight-time Wimbledon champion’s 14th defeat at the tournament in 119 matches and his first straight-sets loss since an opening round exit against Mario Ancic in 2002.

It was also the first time he had lost a set 6-0 at Wimbledon.

Meanwhile, playing in his 50th Grand Slam quarter-final, Novak Djokovic recorded a century of tour-level wins on grass as he suffocated the challenge of Marton Fucsovics with a 6-3 6-4 6-4 win to reach the Wimbledon semi-finals on Wednesday.

Fucsovics produced some gutsy shots to stay alive in the first set when Djokovic stood at 5-0 up with two set points and hung in with the top seed till 4-4 in the second.
But once Djokovic broke for a 5-4 lead in the second set, it was clear that this would not be his day.
In his 10th Wimbledon semi-final, and 41st across all four majors. Shapovalov produced a storming finish to beat Karen Khachanov 6-4, 3-6, 5-7, 6-1, 6-4 and reach the Wimbledon semi-finals, his deepest run at a Grand Slam tournament. In mixed doubles, the Indian combination of Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza went down fighting 3-6, 6-3, 9-11 to Jean-Julien Rojer and Andreja Klepac in the Round-of-16.

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