Wimbledon: Roger Federer knocked out in quarterfinals as Hubert Hurkacz pulls off another major upset
- Roger Federer's bid for a ninth Wimbledon and 21st Grand Slam title were ended by Poland's Hubert Hurkacz as the Swiss Maestro was handed a shocking 3-6,6-7,0-6 defeat at Centre Court on Wednesday.
Roger Federer's bid for a ninth Wimbledon and 21st Grand Slam title were ended by Poland's Hubert Hurkacz as the Swiss Maestro was handed a shocking 3-6,6-7,0-6 defeat at Centre Court on Wednesday.
The 24-year-old Hurkacz brought his A-game to the Court in the first set, and he brushed aside Federer easily.
Federer displayed more fight in the second set and at one stage, the scoreline stood level at 6-6. However, the Poland tennis star managed to break, and as a result, he won the second set 7-6.
With the win in the second set, Hurkacz needed to register a win in one more set to stun Federer to progress to the next round in Wimbledon.
Hurkacz did not drop a single game in the third set, winning it 6-0 and as a result, Federer bowed out of the Wimbledon.
Federer turns 40 next month and never was able to summon the serving and shot-making that have carried him to 20 Grand Slam titles overall.
That is tied with Rafael Nadal for the most by a man in tennis history.
Hurkacz had not made it past the third round at any major tournament until this one.
Earlier on Wednesday, defending champion Novak Djokovic on Wednesday stormed into the semifinals at the ongoing Wimbledon. The world number one defeated Hungary's Marton Fucsovics in straight sets 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 in the quarterfinals here at the Centre Court.
With this win, Djokovic has entered the Wimbledon semifinal for the 10th time in his career and this is the 41st time that the Serbian player has managed to enter the semifinals of a Grand Slam. This was also Djokovic's 100th win on the Grass Court.
If Djokovic beats Shapovalov and then goes on to claim a sixth Wimbledon title — and third in a row — on Sunday, that would allow the 34-year-old from Serbia to tie Federer and Nadal with 20 Slam trophies.
(with agency inputs)