Roger Federer Loses to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in Wimbledon Quarterfinals

More

Six-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer lost his quarterfinals match to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga today after dropping the last three sets for the first time in his career. The Swiss powerhouse was previously 178-0 when leading by two sets. This loss means he's out of the running to recapture another Wimbledon title--his last win at the British tournament was in 2009.

The Associated Press reports that Federer's loss to Tsonga, a French player who was seeded 12th in the tournament, came as a surprise after the match's first two sets:

The six-time Wimbledon champion barely looked challenged while winning the first two sets against the Frenchman. But Federer, who had been 178-0 in matches in which he had won the opening two sets at a Grand Slam tournament, was broken one time in each of the last three sets.


Read the full story at The Associated Press.

Jump to comments
Presented by

Eleanor Barkhorn is a former senior editor at The Atlantic.

Get Today's Top Stories in Your Inbox (preview)

Sad Desk Lunch: Is This How You Want to Die?

How to avoid working through lunch, and diseases related to social isolation.


Elsewhere on the web

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register. blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

Where Time Comes From

The clocks that coordinate your cellphone, GPS, and more

Video

Computer Vision Syndrome and You

Save your eyes. Take breaks.

Video

What Happens in 60 Seconds

Quantifying human activity around the world

Writers

Up
Down

More in Entertainment

Just In