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Newz Forum: OLYMPICS: Federer crashes out

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posted on Aug, 17 2004 @ 11:53 AM
The Czech Republic's Thomas Berdych caused the upset of men's singles tennis competition after he beat world number one Roger Federer in three sets.

The Wimbledon champion lost 6-4 5-7 5-7 to the unseeded 18-year-old in the second round match on Tuesday.

Berdych, ranked 74th in the world, has never won a singles title on the ATP men's tour.

Earlier, Fifth seed Juan Carlos Ferrero and ninth seed Marat Safin were other big-name casualties.

Ferrero let slip a lead of a set and a break to lose 4-6 7-6 6-4 to American Mardy Fish.

Safin, the former world number one, was beaten 7-6 (7/4) 6-3 by Spaniard Feliciano Lopez, who will next face Frenchman Sebastien Grosjean.

BBC Sport

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