Roger Federer received a set back as he lost to Hubert Hurkacz of Poland in the Wimbledon 2021 quarter-finals match. Federer played a below par game losing the game in straight sets to Hurkacz 6-3, 7-6, 6-0. With this loss, the 21st Gland Slam victory has once again eluded Federer.
Federer suffered his fifth quarter-final exit at Wimbledon in his career. He now has a 105-14 win-loss record at Wimbledon. Overall in Grand Slams, Federer has a 369-60 win-loss record. Federer has a 7-1 win-loss record at Slams this year. With a victory, Hurkacz has leveled the career head-to-head meeting against Federer to 1-1. Federer had beaten Hurkacz at the Indian Wells in 2019.
Sixth seed Federer misfired many forehands today and was flat in his approach. He couldn’t stand tall against Hurkacz, who stayed strong defensively and took the crucial moments. Hurkacz served well and made an unsure Federer struggle. For Federer, this will be a bitter pill to swallow given he had withdrawn from the French Open earlier to focus on Wimbledon.