The Swiss maestro’s quest to win a ninth title at the All England Club is over after a straight sets loss to the World No 18
Hubert Hurkacz played flawless tennis to beat eight-time champion Roger Federer in straight sets in their quarterfinal clash at Wimbledon.
The 24-year-old Pole won 6-3 7-6 (7-4) 6-0 to cap off a dominant performance over the 20-time grand slam champion.
Aside from his opener against Adrian Mannarino, Federer had looked flawless all his matches at this year’s competition.
However, the soon to be 40-year-old had no answers to Hurkacz incredible shot making and serves. The Pole took the first set 6-3 after breaking in the sixth set.
Although Federer started the second set by winning the first three games, the 14th seed earned the break back in seventh game.
It stayed on serve, which led to a tie-break, and it was the Pole that prevailed 7-4. The third set was more straight-forward as Federer unraveled to allow Hurkacz hand him a bagel.
The Pole will now meet either Matteo Berettini or Felix Aguer-Aliassime in the semifinals. For Federer, it remains to be seen that’s the last of him at Wimbledon as he turns 40 in a month.