UPSET! Federer Falls 116 Ranked Player
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In a shocking upset, defending Wimbledon champion Roger Federer fell to Sergiy Stakhovsky, the 116-ranked player in the world.
116th in the world is still amazing. Is he an up-and-comer?
Sergiy Stakhovsky, a 27-year-old tennis journeyman from Ukraine, stunned Roger Federer in the second round of Wimbledon on Wednesday. Let’s get to know the man who took out the Wimbledon legend.
– One month ago, Stakhovsky was best known as the fool who took out his iPhone at the French Open to challenge a mark.
– Entering the match, he had won 12 career matches on grass courts. Federer had 13 grass court titles.
– Stakhovsky hadn’t defeated a player ranked inside the top 50 this year. The best win of his career had previously come against the world No. 18.
– His wife, Anfisa Bulgakova, was a frequent presence on ESPN and BBC broadcasts during the match and caused a stir on Twitter.
So it was a total fluke. Federer was having a bad day.