Roger Federer Loses to Jeremy Chardy in Rome Masters

New father Roger Federer lost 1-6, 6-3, 7-6 in the second round of Rome Masters.

updated: May 14, 2014 21:36 IST
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Rome: Jeremy Chardy caught new father Roger Federer on the hop at a wind-blown ATP-WTA Rome Masters on Wednesday, winning their second round tie 1-6, 6-3, 7-6 (8-6).

The upset loss, in just over two hours, came barely a week after the 32-year-old Federer became father to his second set of twins.

The fourth-seeded Swiss, who has never won the Rome title, decided to come and have a go on the clay of the Foro Italico anyway after consulting with wife Mirka and his team. With him in Rome was part-time coaching consultant Stefan Edberg.

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