Tennis: New dad Roger Federer blown off court by Jeremy Chardy
Published on May 15, 2014 1:28 AM
ROME (AFP) - Jeremy Chardy caught new father Roger Federer on the hop at a wind-blown ATP-WTA Rome Masters on Wednesday, winning their second round match 1-6, 6-3, 7-6 (8-6).
The upset loss, in just over two hours, came barely a week after the 32-year-old Federer became father to his second set of twins, boys this time round as opposed to girls the first occasion.
"Unfortunately, when I had the lead I couldn't stretch it. That's how it happened today. We both struggled at time in the wind - at the end it was a shot here or there that decided the match," said the Swiss.
The fourth-seed, who has never won the Rome title, decided to come and have a go on the clay of the Foro Italico after consulting with wife Mirka and his team. With him in Rome was part-time coaching consultant Stefan Edberg.
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