Federer Loses in Semi-final of Wimbledon
Roger Federer suffered a shock defeat by German teenager Alexander Zverev in the semi-final of the Gerry Weber Open in Halle, Germany. Federer, who was bidding for a ninth Halle singles title and his fourth in a row, lost 7-6 (7-4) 5-7 6-3. Zverev, 19, claimed the biggest win of his career, becoming the first teenager to beat Federer since 2006. The Swiss will begin his bid for an eighth Wimbledon singles title later this month. Federer, 34, had previously won 15 straight sets at Halle but Zverev, standing 6ft 6in and ranked 38th in the world, dropped just four points on serve in the opener and won it 7-4 in a tie-break.