Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

MEDIAWATCH

Israeli strikes on Gaza as seen on social media

Read more

DEBATE

Africa's Newest Failed State: How to Stop Civil War and Famine in South Sudan? (part 2)

Read more

DEBATE

Israel and the Palestinians: How to Break the Cycle of Violence?

Read more

DEBATE

Africa's Newest Failed State: How to Stop Civil War and Famine in South Sudan?

Read more

AFRICA NEWS

Somalia : Al Shebab attack on presidential palace

Read more

FOCUS

Sharia law to be enshrined in British legal system?

Read more

ENCORE!

How a comedy dud became one of France's biggest box office hits

Read more

AFRICA NEWS

Kenya: Clashes at anti-government rally in Nairobi

Read more

WEB NEWS

ISIS leader challenged over expensive-looking wristwatch

Read more

  • Palestinian death count tops 60 as Israeli airstrikes pound Gaza

    Read more

  • Argentina beat the Netherlands on penalties to reach World Cup final

    Read more

  • Foiled French jihadist ‘targeted Louvre and Eiffel Tower’

    Read more

  • Obama in Texas to urge action on child migrant crisis

    Read more

  • Iraq’s heritage 'in danger' from ISIS militants

    Read more

  • Froome crashes out of Tour de France

    Read more

  • South Sudan independence heroes ‘have lost their way’

    Read more

  • Dozens of blindfolded bodies found south of Baghdad

    Read more

  • Israel pummels Gaza in retaliation for Hamas rocket attacks

    Read more

  • Alps Murder wife had ex-husband who died on same day

    Read more

  • Both candidates say they won Indonesian presidential election

    Read more

  • Brazil players should never wear 'sacred uniform' again, press says

    Read more

  • Exiled Syrian opposition elects new president

    Read more

  • China’s first Tour de France cyclist chases his dream

    Read more

  • Ukraine imposes new conditions on peace talks with pro-Russia rebels

    Read more

  • Sarkozy's UMP party 'almost €80 million in debt'

    Read more

Sport

Federer crashes out of Wimbledon after defeat to Berdych

©

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2010-06-30

Defending champion Roger Federer (pictured) was sent tumbling out of Wimbledon Wednesday after a quarter-final defeat to the Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych, who will play Novak Djokovic of Serbia in the semis.

REUTERS - Six-times champion and top seed Roger Federer lost 6-4 3-6 6-1 6-4 to Czech Tomas Berdych in the quarter-finals of Wimbledon on Wednesday.

The defeat means Federer will be absent from the men's final for the first time since 2002 when he lost in the first round.

World number two Federer, who had endured a shaky start to the grasscourt tournament, was outplayed by the tall Czech in front of a capacity Centre Court crowd.

He saved one match point with a volley at the net but Berdych finally completed his third career victory over the Swiss with a forehand winner.

Berdych will face Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals after the third seed comfortably saw off Andy Roddick's conqueror Lu Yen-hsun of Taiwan.

 

Date created : 2010-06-30

  • WIMBLEDON

    Federer narrowly avoids shock defeat in first round

    Read more

  • TENNIS

    Isner comes out on top after Wimbledon's longest match ever

    Read more

  • TENNIS

    Mahut and Isner set record at Wimbledon with marathon match

    Read more

Comments

COMMENT(S)