The score was 6-7(5) 7-6(5) 7-5 7-6(5). The loss is Federer's first in more than 9 years before the 5th round of a major tournament. His astonishing streak of 36 quarterfinals in a row ended at the most unlikely of venues, on the grass of Wimbledon to a serve and volley player.
The upset came on a day like no other in Wimbledon history. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and John Isner were forced to retire from their matches.
On the women's side Victoria Azarenka, Maria Sharapova, Caroline Wozniacki, Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic all failed to advance.