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Federer Stunned at Wimbledon

He loses after two-set lead ... with Pippa watching
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 29, 2011 12:07 PM CDT
Roger Federer Upset by Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at Wimbledon
Pippa Middleton watches play with Alex Loudon.   (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

(Newser) – Six-time champion Roger Federer was upset in the Wimbledon quarterfinals for the second straight year today, squandering a two-set lead for the first time at a Grand Slam tournament and losing to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 3-6, 6-7 (3), 6-4, 6-4, 6-4. Federer had been 178-0 in matches in which he had won the opening two sets at a major tournament. In the semifinals, Tsonga will face second-seeded Novak Djokovic, who defeated 18-year-old Australian qualifier Bernard Tomic 6-2, 3-6, 6-3, 7-5.

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Royal rumors: Pippa Middleton watched the match with rumored love-interest Alex Loudon, but most of the attention was on Pippa’s red dress. It appeared to be the same one she wore yesterday, "sparking rumors that she did not return home overnight," reports the New York Post. Scandal. (Read more Roger Federer stories.)

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