Roger Federer’s bid for a ninth Wimbledon title is over after he was stunned in straight sets by Hubert Hurkacz in the quarter-finals.
Eight-time Wimbledon champion and 20-time Grand Slam title winner Federer lost 6-3, 7-6 (7/4), 6-0 to Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz, a player 15 years his junior.
It was only Federer’s 14th defeat at the tournament in 119 matches and his first straight-sets loss since an opening-round exit against Mario Ancic in 2002.
It was the first time he had lost a set 6-0 at Wimbledon.
World number 18 Hurkacz had never got beyond the third round of a Grand Slam before this Wimbledon.
He is only the second Polish man to reach the semi-finals at Wimbledon — Jerzy Janowicz being the other in 2013.
Up next is a clash with either Matteo Berrettini of Italy or Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime for a place in Sunday’s final.
“It’s super special to have played Roger here, it’s a dream come true.
“He’s done so many special things here,” Hubert Hurkacz said.