Roger Federer crashes to shock Wimbledon defeat

Federer's defeat leaves the bottom half of the draw wide open for Britain's second seed Andy Murray, with two-time champion Rafael Nadal already out and sixth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga withdrawing through injury.

updated: June 27, 2013 10:37 IST
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London: Defending champion Roger Federer went crashing out of Wimbledon on Wednesday, the Swiss legend beaten by Ukraine's 116-ranked Sergiy Stakhovsky in his worst Grand Slam defeat for a decade. (I'm not finished yet, says Roger Federer)

The shock 6-7 (5/7), 7-6 (7/5), 7-5, 7-6 (7/5) loss in a thrilling, three-hour duel on Centre Court brought the curtain down on seven-time Wimbledon champion Federer's extraordinary record in the sport's four majors. (Also read: Federer's worst Grand Slam defeat since 2002)

The Wimbledon third seed had made 36 consecutive Grand Slam quarter-final appearances, having not gone out of a major before the last eight since the 2004 French Open. (I had to beat two Federer's, says 'King's slayer')

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