Roger Federer to miss French Open for third year running

Roger Federer to miss French Open for third year running

Did the losses have anything in common? After all, Chung's game style is well suited for the aggressive style of Delpo's, so a potential Semi-Final match would be fun to watch.

"I deserve it after this match", said Federer, 36, who returned to No. 1 last month and became the oldest player to hold the top spot. Spaniard Rafael Nadal will move up from No. 2 to claim the top spot.

The Serb reiterated prior to match that he is playing pain-free for the first time in "years", a bold statement which makes you wonder whether his pragmatic approach is just a way to shift the spotlight and take things slowly. That "Sunshine Double" remained as elusive as ever.

Federer finished the opening set having only dropped six points on serve but he was immediately under pressure in the second, Kokkinakis pulling out some unbelievable groundstrokes.

The other major headline from Friday's day session was the end of Naomi Osaka's remarkable run. At the start, I was rushing a little bit. "It's disappointing", added Federer.

No matter what happens in the NCAA Tournament, the biggest upset in sports on Saturday definitely, definitely belongs to tennis. He held to love: So far, so good. Djokovic slouched around the court where he used to strut.

In men's play, No. 5 Juan Martin del Potro extended his winning streak to 13 matches by eliminating No. 26 Kei Nishikori 6-2, 6-2. "But let s see what happens". He was a bit more relaxed.

But he showed nerves of steel in a 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7/4) triumph over 20-time Grand Slam champion Federer.

"I'm going to go out there and have a crack".

"When I feel like I am playing on my terms, I don't think there's too many people who can go with me". The two battled to a tiebreaker, with Federer hitting a backhand return into the bottom of the net to seal the match for his 21-year-old opponent.

Swiss tennis maestro Roger Federer has lost his second consecutive match and his world No 1 ranking.

The womens top seed Simona Halep was also beaten today.

He could be back as No 1 by then, however.

Williams blew a 5-0 lead in the first set and was down 5-3 in the third set.

Kokkinakis said he didn't mind that fans were firmly in Federer's corner during the match - and even before it. This year has been a lot of fun, I really enjoyed myself.

Del Potro, who defeated world number one Roger Federer to win the BNP Paribas Open last week, needed two hours and nine minutes to advance.

But the question remained.

She'll face either 20th-seeded Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia or former world number one Victoria Azarenka of Belarus for a place in the quarter-finals.

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