Roger Federer’s lackluster year continued today, as American James Blake knocked him out of the Olympics, 6-4, 7-6 (2), ESPN reports. Blake had won just a single set against the once-invincible Federer in their previous eight meetings. The women’s side also saw big upsets, with Serena Williams falling to Elena Dementieva of Russia and Li Na of China bouncing Venus Williams.
In swimming, golden boy Michael Phelps came in merely second in the 100 meter butterfly qualifying. “It's the prelims, nothing really counts until the finals,” he said. Blake, meanwhile, was ecstatic . “I'd lost to him eight, nine, 10, 50 times, I don't know how many, but I had the feeling it could be my day,” he said.