Tennis: Shock loss for Roger Federer as he succumbs in 5 sets to Ernests Gulbis
Published on Jun 1, 2014 11:24 PM
PARIS (AFP) - Roger Federer crashed to his earliest French Open defeat since 2004 on Sunday, when he was bundled out in the last 16 by Latvian Ernests Gulbis.
Gulbis won 6-7 (5-7), 7-6 (7-3), 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 to reach his first Grand Slam quarter-final since he made the last-eight in Paris six years ago.
Federer, 32 years old and the 2009 champion, last failed to make the quarter-finals in 2004, when he was demolished in the third round by Gustavo Kuerten.
Gulbis next plays Czech sixth seed Tomas Berdych for a place in the semi-finals.