Andreas Seppi pulled the upset of the tournament beating Roger Federer today in four sets in the third round at the Australian Open. And the Italian, who had never beaten Federer (0-10), did it in style with this incredible shot on matchpoint.
“Was for sure a strange shot,” said Seppi. “At the beginning I thought I couldn’t even reach the ball. Then, yeah, when I hit it, I didn’t saw it going there. I just saw when it bounced in. Was, yeah, for sure one of the important shots of my life.”
“But the way he hits it you think, ‘This can’t possibly land in’,” lamented Federer. “You kind of go and you’re there and you’re like, ‘No, I’m going to let it go’. As you’re telling yourself that, you look behind you and you already know it’s done.
“Because he was also running into the sun, so I have to cover cross-court just in case. That’s where everybody goes. I don’t know. Ask him how he felt hitting it. It’s clearly a big blow because I actually hit my forehand pretty good.”
The loss is the earliest for Federer at the Australian Open since 2001 when he also lost in the third round. Seppi also ends a 23-match losing streak against Top 10 players.
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