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.
Roger Federer, popularly referred to as the Swiss maestro, lost on straight sets, 6-3, 7-6, 6-0 for the first time since 2002, in wimbledon to Hubert Hurkacz. Roger Federer,Roger Federer and Hubert Hurkacz at the net after the match. CREDIT: GETTY IMAGES
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.
Every year NextGen ATP players deliver surprises, upsets and breakouts. But who will do the honours in 2020 and go on to dominate the next decade? Here are 10 NextGen ATP players to watch next season as it kicks off with inaugural ATP Cup on Friday, January 3rd 2019. The following players were born in 1999 or later, making them eligible for the 21-and-under Next Gen ATP Finals in November 2020. Frances Tiafoe, Casper Ruud, Ugo Humbert and Mikael Ymer were born in 1998 or earlier, making them no longer NextG