Hubert Hurkacz is a huge surprise at Wimbledon, for the second straight day. He defeated Daniil Medvedev in the second round to become the world number eighteen. The result was 6-3, 7-6(4), 6-6(4), 6-0.
Hurkacz hadn’t made it past the third round in a grand-slam tournament before this tournament. But there were no nerves at the Pole. He had the time of his life, and he beat Federer in his grand slam quarterfinal.
Negative scoop Federer
The tall Hurkacz served well, applied pressure to the 20-time grand champion with hard returns, but remained chillingly cool during the crucial moments.
The Pole won the second set after a break, and then he took advantage a Federer small slip in the tiebreak at 3-3. In the third set, the Swiss lost a set 6-0. This was the first Wimbledon match in which he had lost this set.
Federer was then asked if this was his last Wimbledon. “I really don’t know. I will speak to people in the next days, and then I will sit down and think about it. “The Swiss said that he would then decide whether he will be participating in the Games.”
Hurkacz was full of joy. “This is a dream come real. “It’s incredible to beat Roger on that track,” said the 24-year-old Pole. He will now face Matteo Berrettini, in the semi-finals.
Berrettini overpowers Auger-Aliassim
Berrettini, who was 6-3, 5-7 and 7-5, 6-3 too big for Felix Auger Aliassime (20 years old), was not the right size. This is the second consecutive grand slam tournament for the 25-year old Italian. He lost to Rafael Nadal in the semi-final of the US Open 2019
Berrettini fought Auger-Aliassime in a great fight. Although the Canadian was able to build up rallies quite well, when it came time for the winner, things often went wrong. Berrettini was very strong, particularly in the fourth.