Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Federer fades at Wimbledon: End of an era?

Roger Federer
Gone are the days that Roger Federer dominated the world tennis circuit. Gone are the days the other players cowered in fear knowing that whatever they tried against Federer, it wouldn't be enough.

The way things now are, Federer is very, very good...but not necessarily better than anyone else.

That was proven today as Roger Federer today lost a match for the first time ever, after being up two sets to none.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga made the immortal Federer look awfully mortal, winning their quarterfinal match 3-6, 6-7, 6-4,6-4,6-4.

Federer, with 6 Wimbledon titles in the books, was looking to tie Pete Sampras' record of 7. But it wasn't to be as Tsonga played a near perfect final 3 sets.

With the ascension of Rafael Nadal and Novic Djokovic, Federer's days of dominance may finally have come to an end. We'll see if he can find enough game to recover and in some ways catch up to the field that has finally caught him.

Highlights courtesy of TVTennis24 right here:

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