Federer Is Knocked Out Of U.S. Open In Straight Sets

The once-dominant star was upset in the fourth round on Monday.

Roger Federer of Switzerland waves to the crowd after being defeated by Tommy Robredo of Spain in the fourth round of the men’s singles at the U.S. Open. Clive Brunskill / Getty Images

No longer the dominant presence he once was, Roger Federer lost in the fourth round of the U.S. Open 7-6 (3), 6-3, 6-4 by 19th-seeded Tommy Robredo of Spain on Monday night.

“I kind of self-destructed, which is very disappointing,” said Federer. “It was a frustrating performance.”

Monday’s loss — his earliest loss at the U.S. Open in 10 years — caps a poor Grand Slam season for Federer. This is the first year since 2002 that Federer did not reach at least one final at any of the four Grand Slam tournaments.

Federer has won a record 17 Grand Slam titles, including five U.S. Open victories.

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