Found September 02, 2013 on
Roger Federer lost in the fourth round of the US Open for the first time in a decade, surprisingly beaten 7-6 (3), 6-3, 6-4 by 19th-seeded Tommy Robredo of Spain.
Monday night's result caps a rough Grand Slam season for Federer, who has won a record 17 major championships, including five at Flushing Meadows.
He exited in the semifinals at the Australian Open in January, the quarterfinals at the French Open and the second round of Wimbledon -- against a player ranked 116th, to boot -- in late June.
That ended Federer's record run of reaching at least the quarterfinals at 36 consecutive Grand Slam tournaments.
Now, thanks to Robredo, Federer has a new, unwanted streak: two consecutive losses before the quarterfinals at majors.
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Surrounded by a half-dozen tournament security guards, Roger Federer made the long, slow trek across the U.S. Open grounds from the court in Louis Armstrong Stadium to the locker room in Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Head down, he carried a racket bag on his left shoulder.
The hour was a little past 8 p.m. on Monday evening, one week to the day before the men's final is scheduled to...
Roger Federer is out at the US Open.
Relegated off the Arthur Ashe Stadium court for the first time in seven years due to weather issues that plagued the day, Federer played sloppy, error-prone tennis in a quick 7-6, 6-3, 6-4 loss to Spain's Tommy Robredo.
This play-by-play of a third-set Federer service game pretty well sums it up:
Error. Error. Error. Error. Break. Federer...
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(September 2, 2013) FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY – No. 7 Roger Federer has lost in the fourth round of the US Open to Tommy Robredo 7-6(3), 6-3, 6-4 on Monday night. This marks the first time that 19th seed Robredo has ever beaten Federer in 11 tries. The match which was supposed to be in […]
The day after his Swiss compatriot Roger Federer was knocked out of the U.S. Open, Stanislas Wawrinka won 3-6, 6-1, 7-6 (6), 6-2 over fifth-seeded Tomas Berdych on Tuesday to make the quarterfinals at Flushing Meadows for the second time.
This is the fourth time he's advanced this far in a major, the last coming earlier this year at Roland Garros.
Wawrinka's win came in...