Federer Upset In Third Round At Rome

Swiss phenom goes down in straight sets to unseeded Italian
By Greg Atwan,  Newser Staff
Posted May 10, 2007 9:05 PM CDT
Federer Upset In Third Round At Rome
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(Newser) – Top seed Roger Federer was brought low in a stunning straight-sets loss in the third round of the clay-court Rome Masters today. The Swiss powerhouse, only last year classed as one of the greatest champions in history, went down to a wildcard entrant, Italian Filippo Volandri, 6-2 6-4. "I don't know what's wrong," the stunned 25-year-old said.

"I need to get back on the practice courts instead of the match courts." Federer has lost four straight tournaments, though he remains #1 in the world as the clay-court French Open yawns before him. Third seed Andy Roddick also imploded today; Juan Ignacio Chela of Argentina took the American 6-0 6-4. (Read more Roger Federer stories.)

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