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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.

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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.

(Michel Spingler, AP Photo)

– 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.

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So it was a total fluke. Federer was having a bad day. 

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