On Wednesday, the Centre Court at Wimbledon gave Roger Federer a standing ovation as the great Swiss exited the court, head bowed, and into the locker room. He had just been outclassed by Hubert Hurkacz – the 14th-seeded Polish – in straight sets in the quarterfinals.
Serena Williams sobbed when she was forced to withdraw in the first set of her Wimbledon first-round match. The 23-time Grand Slam winner, who is still chasing Margaret Court's all-time record, played well against world number 100 Aliaksandra Sasnovich on Tuesday evening but had to quit due to a right thigh injury.
World number one, Novak Djokovic could claim his third Grand Slam of 2021 after Roger Federer crashed out of Wimbledon on Wednesday. Djokovic in action on Centre Court on Wednesday. Photo credit: Getty Images. In two of the quarter-finals matches on Centre Court, Federer slumped to 6-3, 7-6, 6-0 defeat to Hubert Hurkacz while Djokovic defeated Hungary's Marton Fucsovics 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 in two hours and 17 minutes, to ease into his 10th Wimbledon semi-final and his 41st Grand Slam semi-final overall.