Wimbledon 2011: Tsonga outshines Federer; Djokovic beats Tomic [VIDEO]
12th seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France stunned Roger Federer and tennis fans on Wednesday by coming from two sets down to grab a place in the 2011 Wimbledon semifinals. It was Federer’s second straight quarterfinals defeat at the All England Club, who lost 3-6, 6-7 (3), 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 to the Frenchman.
The Swiss Maestro, seeded third and aiming for a record-breaking 17th Grand Slam title, appeared strong after taking the second-set tiebreak on Day 9, but Tsonga remained composed and then took it to the six-time Wimbledon champ over the next three sets. The 26-year-old from Le Mans dropped to his knees in a crouch after closing out the final game, then hugged Federer at the net.
“It was just amazing today, I played unbelievable, everything was in,” he said in a televised interview.
The upset means it is Tsonga who will meet world number two Novak Djokovic in the last four on Friday. Djokovic, who is gunning for his first Wimbledon crown, defeated Australian teen sensation Bernard Tomic, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3, 7-5, in their quarterfinal match.