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Roger Federer Goes Down at Wimbledon to Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga pulled off Wimbledon’s biggest upset this month, rallying from two sets down to stun Roger Federer, 3-6, 6-7, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4. Federer had been an incredible 178-0 with a 2-set lead in majors before Tsonga and his booming serve rallied to victory. Tsonga, whose serve was only broken once in the match, advanced to the semifinals, where he’ll play Novak Djokovic Friday. Tsonga’s only reached the Final of a major once (Australian, 2008), and this is his best run at Wimbledon.

Expect to see dozens of “Roger Federer is done” stories in the coming days. The 29-year-old is 0-for-3 in majors this year, and if he doesn’t win the US Open, it’ll be the first time since 2002 that he hasn’t won a major. He only captured one in 2010 (Australian Open), so it has been about 17 months since he’s won a major.

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