Roger Federer followed Rafael Nadal Click footsteps as the world’s top tennis player who was eliminated in the early round of Wimbledon 2013.
At first glance Federer better luck because this Click the Swiss defeat in the second round while Nadal, who has just won the Grand Slam French Open, directly eliminated in the first round.
But Federer shocks inflicted far greater.
Federer is a seven-time Wimbledon champion and known as the best player on grass, field types used at Wimbledon.
But in the second round which was held on Wednesday afternoon (26/06) in London, Federer lost to both the technical and physical than his opponent, Sergiy Stakhovsky, in a match in straight sets, 6-7, 7-6, 7-5, 7-6 , within three hours.
So Stakhovsky get the last point in the third set, for a few seconds the whole crowd in attendance seemed to pause, and then simultaneously applauded for both players.
Still want bertenis
“I still plan to pursue tennis over the next few years. To me this defeats the normal course.”
While Stakhovsky still could not believe what he had just done, Federer walked to the edge of the field, packing a large bag containing racket and clothing, and walking with bowed head.
No more distinctive smile and a sharp eye spotlight sign of pride.
In a press statement, Federer said, “I had a great moment, a distinct, but also had a difficult time like this. Always you can not continue to have a great moment right?”
“What do you do after a record defeat? For sure do not need to panic. You have to practice again, more loudly,” Federer said.
Is the defeat in the second round, ending the era of Federer in the world tennis stage, asked the reporter.
Then he replied, “No. I’m still planning to pursue tennis over the next few years. To me this defeats the normal course. But for others not because I was always able to reach the quarter-finals in 36 major tournaments.”
Roger Federer has won Wimbledon seven times.
Federer certainly may be planning to continue playing until a few years later.
Accuracy and consistency
But the signs that he is not as good as first also seen clearly in the match against Stakhovsky, tennis player who is ranked 113 in the bottom of Federer.
Federer was able to move quickly, but not as beautiful as it was when he set the rhythm of a deer foot tub.
Is it because of the age factor?
May be due in August later Federer reached the age of 32 years.
Placement and return of the ball is also not as accurate and consistent as before.
Federer fans could argue that this defeat is only ‘accidents’ and hope Federer will rise again.
But look at his performance at Wimbledon this time and some of the other previous games Click, maybe hope it increasingly difficult to realize.