In a heart breaker for Federer fans Eighth-ranked Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, the last Frenchman standing, thoroughly outclassed Roger Federer 7-5, 6-3, 6-3 in the French Open quarterfinals. Federer seemed listless and apathetic at times trying to control his emotions and disappointment in the quality of his play. “I think I struggled a little bit everywhere,” Federer said. “To be honest, personally, I’m pretty sad about the match and the way I played.” “I thought he played great today,” Federer said. “He was in all areas better than me. That’s why the result was pretty clean. You know, no doubt about it. I was impressed by the way he played.” “I’m disappointed,” Federer said. “Perhaps more disappointed than in the past when I was defeated in the past. Maybe I could have played better. Why did I lose? These are the questions you ask yourself. But you have to digest this loss and then get ready for the next match. It’s simple.” “[S]ports, it’s beautiful because you can always do something,” said Tsonga, who showed no signs of wavering as he got closer to the finish line. “Even if you play the best player in the world or anybody, you have a chance. Because the guy in front of you has two legs, two arms, one head. That’s it.”
Federer will now have eyes for greener courts as he begins his preparation for Wimbledon where he is defending champion and going for his 8th title.
Though very disappointed, Federer with a warm congratulations for Tsonga at match end.