Thursday, July 8, 2021 01:11 AM (GMT+7)
A stunning defeat to Hubert Hurkacz forced Roger Federer to stop in the quarterfinals of Wimbledon 2021.
Federer lost to Hurkacz in Wimbledon quarterfinals
After a poor start to Hurkacz with a loss in the first set, Federer rose in the second set but continued to lose in the tie-break. The Swiss tennis player clearly lost his strength in the 3rd set and ended the worst day of his career with a 0-6 defeat in the 3rd set.
Federer can’t compete with the opponent
Federer’s 0-3 final loss shocked many fans. The last time Federer lost at Wimbledon was in 2002 to Mario Ancic. At that time his opponent in this match, Hurkacz, was only 5 years old. Hurkacz is the fourth player to beat Federer 3-0 in a match on grass, after Kafelnikov (Wimbledon 2000), Ancic (Wimbledon 2002), Murray (2012 Olympics).
This is also the first time in his career at Wimbledon, Federer lost 0-6 in a set. Hurkacz is the second player to win a set against Federer in the 21st century, after Rafael Nadal in the 2008 Roland Garros final.
Witnessing Federer’s painful defeat, fans on Twitter have encouraged and honored the tennis player who is about to turn 40.
“Roger is out. The great Roger Federer lost. Even the greats cannot resist the cruelty of time,” commented former football player Gary Lineker. “There’s no way Federer’s career would end just because of a blank set, he’ll be back,” said journalist Jose Morgado of Record (Portugal).
The account @lone_melancholy even expected Federer to participate in the US Open: “Federer really played great at Wimbledon despite this loss. Hoping for a Grand Slam title might be overwhelming at his age, but it’s still better to be in the semi-finals. We want to see you at the US Open, Federer.”
Besides, there are also many comments that Federer has reached the end of his career journey and Wimbledon this year is probably the last tournament of the Swiss legend.
(Tennis video, Roger Federer – Hubert Hurkacz, Wimbledon quarter-finals) Federer faces 14th seed Hurkacz for a ticket to play…