Roger Federer was stunned on Wednesday at Wimbledon as he was knocked out in the quarterfinals by Hubert Hurkacz.
The Swiss’ bid for a ninth Wimbledon title became over after he lost 6-3 7-6 (7-4) 6-0 to the 14th seeded Pole, who reached his first Grand Slam semi-final.
Federer, at 39 years and 337 days, had been bidding to become the oldest man to reach the Wimbledon semi-finals in the Open era.
But it is yet to be known whether or not the 20-time Grand Slam winner would continue playing, as he had said he “does not know” if he would play at Wimbledon again.
“It’s super special for me,” said Hurkacz.
“Playing here and the special things [Federer] has done here, it’s a dream come true.”
Hurkacz, who was six when Federer won his first title at SW19, becomes only the second Polish man to reach the semi-finals at a Grand Slam.
He will now play seventh seed Italian Matteo Berrettini, who defeated Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-3 5-7 7-5 6-3, for a place in Sunday’s final.
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