Roger Federer fans’ retirement worry after tennis legend dumped out of Wimbledon

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Roger Federer has given fans retirement worries after the tennis legend was dumped out of Wimbledon.

The 20-time Grand Slam winner crashed out in straight sets to 14th-seed Hubert Hurkacz, losing out 6-3 and 7-6 in the first two sets before suffering a disastrous 6-0 loss in the third.

Wimbledon spectators on Centre Court were left in shock as the 39-year-old, who has won the Mens Singles title eight times in south-west London, was dominated by his opponent.

As he quickly left the court, fans on social media were left worried that they had seen the last of Federer playing tennis.

"Are we seeing Federer play for the final time," one said during the quarter-final, which will see Hurkacz take on either Matteo Berrettini or Felix Auger Aliassime in the semi-final on Friday.

Another commented: "This feels like Roger Federer’s final Wimbledon. A sad day for tennis fans and players that’s been a long time coming."

While a third sent a warning during the match, with: "Guys, stick on BBC2…… It'll be the last time you get to see Roger Federer at Wimbledon."

And a fourth added: "This will be the last time we will witness Federer in Wimbledon."

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A fifth added a message to the Swiss hero, with: If this is the last time we see him at the SW19, it’s been a pleasure. Thanks for everything, Roger."

Another wrote: "Federer did well to reach the quarter finals. He must be close to retirement now."

With Federer out and Rafael Nadal getting injured in the first week, No.1 seed Novak Djokovic is the last Grand Slam winner standing and will face Danis Shapovalov in his semi-final.

The former No.1 was playing at Wimbledon for the 22nd time in his career, never missing a senior tournament since 1999.

His last win in south-west London, which came against Marin Cilic in 2017, saw the 39-year-old become the outright most successful player at the venue with eight titles.

Federer also has five US Open titles, a French Open and seven Australian Open honours – his latest coming in the southern hemisphere in 2018 – to hold 20 titles.

But this was matched by Nadal when he lifted a 13th Roland Garros title in 2020.

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