US Open: Roger Federer upset in quarterfinals
I knew Thomas Berdych has beaten Roger Federer at Wimbledon in 2010 but was convinced that he would never again upset this great champion at a grand slam tournament.
How wrong I was.
On a day that one of my favorite players, Andy Roddick, ended his pro career with a fourth-round loss, my all-time favorite player, Federer, fell in the quarterfinals to Berdych.
Federer was aiming for a sixth US Open crown just a few months after winning a seventh Wimbledon and returning to the number one ranking.
The 7-6 (7-1), 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 beating was Berdych’s fourth victory in his past seven meetings against Federer.
“I’m disappointed, you know,” said the 31-year-old Federer, who hadn’t lost here before the semifinals since 2003.
“I really expected myself to play better. Such an amazing summer I had, I really thought I was going to come out and play a solid match. I didn’t do that. Obviously, there is a bit of a letdown now.”
“So many moments I thought, ‘Man, it’s just not happening for me.’ It was just a very disappointing match,” he added.
Unlike Roddick, Federer plans to keep on playing so there’s always next year!