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Swiss tennis player Roger Federer's quest for a record 21st career Grand Slam and a ninth Wimbledon crown were dashed after he crashed out of the tournament by going down to Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz 6-3, 7-6 (7/4), 6-0 on Wednesday. Meanwhile, this was the very first time that Roger Federer has lost a set 6-0 at the prestigious tournament i.e. Wimbledon. After having witnessed Federer bowing out of the tournament in a not-so-impressive fashion, veteran cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle reacts about Federer's ouster from Wimblendon 2021.
Taking to the micro-blogging site, the 'Voice of Indian Cricket' wrote 'Has the sun set? It has been feared for a while but straight sets on grass with a 0-6?'
Has the sun set? It has been feared for a while but straight sets on grass with a 0-6?— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) July 7, 2021
Bhogle's tweet evoked mixed reactions from fans. While some of them were on the same page with the versatile cricket pundit, there were others who said that the 'sun will rise again'.
End of an era and may be my love for tennis 💔😔— Rudresh (@rude_n_humble) July 7, 2021
Its a harsh reality every fan never wanted to see..— Mayank (@mayankdevlal) July 7, 2021
Had set long back Harsha. Knee surgery plus no match play. It was coming.— Vivek Krishnan (@VAMOSVK) July 7, 2021
Sun will raise again Tomorrow ☺— S A I K I R A N (@sachinfan1045) July 7, 2021
The sun never sets. It stays put. Everything is just our human perspective.— shrinath (@nshrinath1994) July 7, 2021
Not yet— Mina Anand (@minacricket) July 7, 2021
Age is number…— Salman🧎🏻♂️ (@salmanzaroon) July 7, 2021
The eight-time Wimbledon winner went on to say he is not sure whether this is his final outing in the biggest Grand Slam event of the year.
“I really don’t know if that was the last time I’ll play Wimbledon,” said Federer bleakly. “I have to take a few days, then go from there. Hubert played great. It was tough, you know. The last few games obviously… you can feel that you're not coming back from it. I'm not used to that kind of situation, especially not here", said Federer as quoted by Wimbledon.
“The last 18 months have been long and hard. I felt very disappointed in the moment [of defeat] itself. I still am. I feel horribly exhausted. I could go for a nap right now. You put everything on the line, and when it's all over you could just go sleep because you're so exhausted from mentally pushing yourself forward, and trying everything", he added.