30 Jun 2011

Federer's bid for seventh Wimbledon crown over

7:14 am on 30 June 2011

Roger Federer's bid for a seventh Wimbledon title is over after a five-set quarter-final loss to France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

The world number three was beaten 3-6 6-7 6-4 6-4 6-4, the first time he's lost a grand slam match from two sets to love up but is taking a philosophical approach to the result.

Tsonga will now play Novak Djokovic for a place in the final.

Djokovic the second seed beat the Australian qualifier Bernard Tomic in four sets.

New Zealand's Marina Erakovic and her Thai partner are surprise qualifiers for the womens doubles semi-finals at Wimbledon.

The New Zealand number one and Tamarine Tanasugarn have upset the third seeded American pair Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond in a marathon match 4-6 7-6 13-11.

Meanwhile the fourth seeded Andy Murray of Britain has crushed Feliciano Lopez 6-3 6-4 6-4, to reach the semis for the third year in a row.

Murray has now reached seven Grand Slam semi-finals, more than any other British man in the Open era, but he'll need to raise his game to get past the defending champion and world number one Rafael Nadal who beat the American Mardy Fish in four sets.