Roger Federer’s bid to triumph at the French Open has come to an end after he suffered a defeat at the hands of Stan Wawrinka last night.
The former world number one suffered a straight set defeat, with Wawrinka clinching a 6-4 6-3 7-6 (7-4) victory to beat Federer in a Grand Slam tournament for the first time.
“Today was my best match on clay and it’s an incredible moment for me,” said Wawrinka. “I’m playing good tennis and I’m really pleased to be in the Paris semi-finals for the first time.
“I’m a little bit surprised to win that match in three sets and the way I did, but it’s a great feeling.”
Meanwhile, Federer is determined to move past the defeat and is already looking to get his Wimbledon campaign underway.
“I’m already thinking what I’m going to do over the next few days, because Wimbledon is going to be a big goal for the season,” said the seven-time Wimbledon champion.
“That’s where I want to play my best. It’s a big goal for me. I want to win it, and I feel like my game is good. It’s been solid, it’s been positive, and I have just got to keep it up now.”
Wawrinka will next face Jo Wilfred Tsonga in the semi finals.
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