Roger Federer will hate taste of bagel, but it is too soon to write him off | Tumaini Carayol

The 39-year-old was well-beaten by Hubert Hurkacz but has not had a bad tournament after a long injury lay-off

Roger Federer has experienced so many different emotions over his 22-year Wimbledon career, unfettered joy and crushing despair alike, but as he stepped out to the baseline on Centre Court and served to stay in the match while trailing two sets and 0-5 against Hubert Hurkacz, he faced an entirely new scenario altogether.

Across the 1,525 matches he has played as a professional on the ATP, Federer had only ever received a bagel set once in the 21st century. That alone took the greatest clay‑court player of all time, Rafael Nadal, at the height of his powers in the 2008 French Open final. Yet there he was on Wednesday, fighting just for a simple game.

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