Wimbledon day 10: Roger Federer crashes out as Novak Djokovic marches on

Hubert Hurkacz beat Federer while Denis Shapovalov and Matteo Berrettini also advanced.

Pa Sport Staff
Wednesday 07 July 2021 23:46
<p>Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic</p>

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic

Roger Federer’s pursuit of more Wimbledon glory ended as he was soundly beaten by 14th seed Hubert Hurkacz in the quarter-finals.

The Pole won 6-3 7-6 (4) 6-0 to cap a career-best win for him, while also clearing the path nicely for defending champion Novak Djokovic

Denis Shapovalov made it through to a first grand slam semi-final while Matteo Berrettini also booked a spot in the last four.

Here, the PA news agency looks at the events of day 10.

Tweet of the day

Quote of the day

Clearly there’s still a lot of things missing in my game that maybe 10, 15, 20 years ago were very simple and very normal for me to do. Nowadays they don’t happen naturally anymore

Roger Federer

Hubert’s Centre of attention

They say you should never meet your heroes, but try telling Hurkacz that. The Pole admitted that he started playing tennis because of Federer and here he was meeting him in the Wimbledon quarter-final on Centre Court. Not many people gave him much of a chance before the match, but he delivered a devastating performance, winning in straight sets. Not only did he send the eight-time champion and king of Centre Court packing, he also did it by dishing out Federer’s first bagel since 2008.

Picture of the day

Denis Shapovalov made it through to his first grand slam semi-final with an epic five-set win over Karen Khachanov

Shot of the day

Shapovalov showed his skills.

Stat of the day

Djokovic continued to amaze.

From boys to men

Denis Shapovalov win the boy's title in 2016

Shapovalov and Marton Fucsovics had differing results in their quarter-finals but they had something in common, in being the two men in the draw who had won the junior title. Fucsovics won it in 2010 and Shapovalov followed suit six years later to show that there is a clear pathway for success on the grass. Both men have had breakthrough tournaments in 2021, with Shapovalov making it through to the semi-final with a five-set win over Karen Khachanov and Fucsovics bowing out to defending champion Djokovic.

Celebrity corner

Actor Hugh Grant and Anna Elisabet Eberstein
Sir Trevor McDonald
Actor Eddie Redmayne

Day 11 order of play

Centre Court

Ashleigh Barty v Angelique KerberKarolina Pliskova v Aryna Sabalenka

Day 11 weather watch