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Roger Federer eliminated from Wimbledon after a straight set loss to Hubert Hurkacz in the quarter-finals | UK News

Roger Federer was knocked out of Wimbledon in the quarter-finals after a straight-set loss to world number 18 Hubert Hurkacz.

Hurkacz, 24, who is the current Polish number one, beat Federer, 39, 6-3 7-6 (7-4) 6-0 on center court.

The crowd gave the universally beloved Federer a standing ovation as the eight-time Wimbledon champion left the pitch to an uproar and applause.

Roger Federer received a standing ovation as he left Center Court
Roger Federer received a standing ovation as he left Center Court

It was the first time that Swiss tennis star Federer lost a 6-0 set at Wimbledon.

As Federer was on the verge of defeat, he received an exceptional setback from Hurkacz, making him like 30.

The pair went on to play an exciting rally which saw Hurkacz release a stunning lob which Federer managed to manage, before the point ended with the Pole pulling his backhand just a little too deep.

The next exchange saw Federer unusually pull his cross backhand a little too wide to give Hurkacz his first match point – which he sent thanks to a wayward Federer forehand.

After his win, Hurkacz said: “I don’t know what to say, it’s super special for me. Playing on this special pitch against Roger, when you were a kid it’s a dream come true to play it.

Poland's Hubert Hurkacz celebrates after beating Switzerland's Roger Federer in the men's singles quarter-finals
Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz celebrates after beating Switzerland’s Roger Federer in the men’s singles quarter-finals

“To play here in front of you guys and the special things he’s done here throughout his career is a dream come true and I really thank you so much for coming here and cheering.”

He continued, “I’m super proud and super happy to be here and especially with the people here and playing on the grass is super special, I’m so happy and can’t wait to see the next one.”

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This notice was published: 2021-07-07 17:16:00

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