I had to beat two Federers, says Sergiy Stakhovsky

Stakhovsky, who became an Internet hit last month for whipping out his mobile phone to take a photo of a controversial line call on the clay of the French Open, has four tour titles to his name. He was also 31 in the world three years ago.

updated: June 27, 2013 15:52 IST
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London: Sergiy Stakhovsky speaks five languages and reads classic Russian literature for fun but on Wednesday he mastered a greater challenge -- puncturing the Roger Federer legend.

The beanpole Ukrainian's stunning 6-7 (5/7), 7-6 (7/5), 7-5, 7-6 (7/5) second round win over the seven-time Wimbledon champion was one of the greatest shocks in the history of the sport.

It was Federer's worst Grand Slam loss since a first round exit at the 2003 French Open and the defending champion's earliest Wimbledon defeat since a second round loss in 2002.

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