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Defending champion Federer knocked out in second round

Defending champion Roger Federer's remarkable run of reaching 36 consecutive grand slam quarter-finals or better ended in a shock second-round Wimbledon defeat by unheralded Ukrainian Sergiy Stakhovsky on a day of carnage at the All-England Club. Federer's 6-7(5) 7-6(5) 7-5 7-6(5) loss in exactly three hours rocked Wimbledon to its core on a day that already seemed surreal after seven players withdrew or retired injured and third-seeded Russian Maria Sharapova also stumbled to defeat

Defending champion Roger Federer has been knocked out in the second round of Wimbledon.
The Swiss, a seven-time champion at the All-England club, and a holder of a record 17 grand slams, was beaten by Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine 7-6(5) 6-7(5) 5-7 6-7(5)



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