Sunday, June 13, 2010

Hewitt Shocks Federer in Halle Final

Hats must got off to lleyton Hewitt, who stunned Roger Federer in 3 sets today in the finals of the Wimbledon lead-up tournament in Halle, handing the Swiss just his 2nd grass-court loss in 7 year. The 3-6, 7-6 (4), 6-4 victory snapped a 15-match losing streak against the world number 2, who has not won a non-Grand Slam event in nearly 11 months. The 29 year-old Hewitt's last victory over Federer was in 2003, telling the press the win was "fantastic."

“Roger is a hell of an opponent and everybody knows how good he is on the grass court. His record speaks for itself,” said Hewitt, who was appearing in his first final of the 2010 season. Hewitt earned an early break in the deciding set and never looked back, sending shock waves around the tennis world and putting Federer's chances of defending his Wimbledon crown in serious doubt. But, despite his lackluster recent play, the Swiss remains confident, saying "the loss does not worry me in any way."

Sorry Roger, but it worries me!

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