2 Jun 2010

Federer says there will be no inquest after surprise loss

5:04 pm on 2 June 2010

The world tennis number one Roger Federer insists there'll be no inquest into his shock French Open quarter-final defeat, preferring to start working towards a seventh Wimbledon title instead.

Federer was bludgeoned into submission by the Swede Robin Soderling who also accounted for four-time champion Rafael Nadal's first Roland Garros career loss a year ago.

Federer lost 3-6 6-3 7-5 6-4 defeat, which ended his one-year reign as French Open champion, also brought to an end his record six-year run of 23 successive Grand Slam semi-finals appearances.

It's also the first time Soderling's beaten Federer in 13 tournament encounters.

But Federer's refusing to dwell on the implications of the defeat which could also see him relinquish the world No.1 spot to Nadal should the Spaniard win a fifth French Open title.

A Nadal win would also end to his chances of equalling Pete Sampras's mark of 286 weeks as world number one.