Tennis: Federer loses to Tsonga in Wimbledon quarterfinals

AP, Wednesday 29 Jun 2011

Six-time champion Roger Federer was eliminated in the Wimbledon quarterfinals for the second straight year, wasting a two-set lead before losing 3-6, 6-7 (3), 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France

Roger Federer
Roger Federer of Switzerland reacts during his quarter-final match against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London (Photo: Reuters)

Federer looked to be heading for another routine victory on Centre Court after dominating the second-set tiebreaker.

But the Frenchman broke once in each set to level the match, and broke again to start the fifth.

Federer never recovered, and will have to wait another year for a chance to equal Pete Sampras' record of seven Wimbledon titles. The third-ranked Swiss lost to Tomas Berdych in the quarterfinals last year.

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