Hubert Hurkacz humbles Roger Federer to make Wimbledon semi-finals

No 14 seed wins 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-0 on Centre CourtPolish player hails ‘super-special’ victory

The dream is over. If it was always unlikely that Roger Federer might somehow manage to win a record ninth title at Wimbledon at the age of 39, the events of the first week or so had turned many doubters into believers. On a breezy afternoon, reality kicked back in as the Swiss was beaten 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-0 by Hubert Hurkacz, a Pole for whom Federer was an inspiration.

Hurkacz, the 14th seed, appearing in his first grand slam quarter-final compared to the 58 of Federer, showed no nerves, no inferiority complex and as the man who has dominated these courts so many times faded, he ruthlessly finished the job.

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