Czech Tomas Berdych dispatched the six-time Wimbledon winner, and possibly the greatest player of all-time, in four sets at the storied tournament's Centre Court. Berdych rode a big serve and powerful forehand to a 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 victory.
“It’s really tough to show this crowd how I’m just feeling right now, it’s amazing to play on this stadium to play such a great player as Roger is, and come here and be here as a winner is just really amazing,” said Berdych, whose serve was clocked above 130 miles per hour.
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The two have played each other 11 times, with Federer winning eight. Federer will fall to No. 3 in the world rankings with the loss. He was playing in his 25th straight Grand Slam quarterfinal, but has now lost his last two after winning 23 in a row.
Elsewhere at the tournament, Venus and Serena Williams were knocked out of the doubles competition by an unseeded duo from Russia. Vera Zvonareva and Elena Vesnina defeated the pair 3-6, 6-3, 6-4. Venus had already been ousted from singles play, while Serena will face Petra Kvitova in the singles semifinal.