‘Gods amongst us are human’, Twitter reacts as Hubert Hurkacz defeats Roger Federer-Sports activities Information , Novi Reporter
Reacting to Federer’s stunning loss, many from the sporting fraternity took to Twitter to specific their views. Listed below are a couple of reactions from the micro-blogging website:
Roger Federer crashed out of Wimbledon within the quarter-finals by the hands of Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz on Wednesday, doubtlessly bringing down the curtain on the Swiss legend’s Wimbledon profession.
Federer, the 20-time Grand Slam title winner, who turns 40 subsequent month, misplaced 6-3, 7-6 (7/4), 6-0 to a participant 15 years his junior.
It was solely the eight-time Wimbledon champion’s 14th defeat on the event in 119 matches and his first straight-sets loss since a gap spherical exit in opposition to Mario Ancic in 2002.
It was additionally the primary time he had misplaced a set 6-0 at Wimbledon.
“It is tremendous particular to have performed Roger right here, it is a dream come true,” stated Hurkacz.
“He is finished so many particular issues right here.”
World No 18 Hurkacz, 24, had by no means acquired past the third spherical of a Grand Slam earlier than this Wimbledon.
Nevertheless, boosted by having defeated World No 2 Daniil Medvedev in 5 units within the final 16, he was a break up on a sluggish-looking Federer within the sixth recreation of the opening set.
The Swiss star, who underwent two knee surgical procedures in 2020, carved out a break for 2-0 within the second set.
He could not cling on and Hurkacz levelled within the seventh recreation from 1-4 down earlier than dominating the tiebreak.
Federer regarded punch drunk and he was shortly down 0-2 within the third set earlier than Hurkacz wrapped up the decider in simply 29 minutes.
He’s solely the second Polish man to succeed in the semi-finals at Wimbledon — Jerzy Janowicz being the opposite in 2013.
Reacting to this main upset, many from the sporting fraternity took to Twitter to specific their views. Listed below are a couple of reactions from the micro-blogging website:
Thoughts boggling stat
Hubert Hurkacz is the primary participant to beat Roger Federer in straight units at Wimbledon in 19 years.
— US Open Tennis (@usopen) July 7, 2021
A life-changing second for Hubert Hurkacz
Solely three gamers have defeated Roger Federer in straight units at #Wimbledon 2000 (R1) Yevgeny Kafelnikov 7-5 7-5 7-6 2002 (R1) Mario Ancic 6-3 7-6 6-3 2021 (QF): as we speak #Wimbledon2021 Hubert Hurkacz 6-3 7-6 6-0 — Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) July 7, 2021
Does not get any higher than beating your personal idol
Hubert Hurkacz has finished it!
The 24-year-old from Poland grew up idolising Federer, and now he’s defeated the 8x #Wimbledon champion on Centre Court docket.
— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) July 7, 2021
Such was Hubert Hurkacz’s dominance
Roger Federer getting bagelled at #Wimbledon? That wasn’t even purported to be potential, was it? Hubert Hurkacz comes up with a BRILLIANT efficiency to drag off the unthinkable and ship Federer packing. What a day! — Musab (@Musab_Abid) July 7, 2021
The successful second and rush of feelings…
A HISTORIC end result 🚨
— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) July 7, 2021
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