In a move that rocked the Tennis world Tommy Robredo upset 17 time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer during a fourth round match at the US Open. He wasn’t himself during the entire match and for the first time in a decade, Federer was beaten 7-6 (3), 6-3, 6-4 by 19th-seeded Robredo.
“I kind of self-destructed, which is very disappointing,” said Federer, who made 43 unforced errors and managed to convert only 2 of 16 break points. “It was a frustrating performance.”
This season has been dismal for Federer to say the least. He exited in the semifinals at the Australian Open in January, the quarterfinals at the French Open in early June, and the second round of Wimbledon. This is the first time since the 2002 season that Federer did not make at least one final during any of the four Grand Slam tournaments. “The story of my life: When I lose, people are shell-shocked to see me play this way,” Federer said.