It couldn’t be for Roger Federer. The swiss fell this Wednesday at the ATP 500 in Halle and was left without the quarterfinals.
The canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime (21st ATP) He went from less to more and beat him in three sets: 4-6, 6-3 and 6-2 in one hour and 47 minutes of play.
The finalist in Stuttgart last Sunday, also on grass, thus added one of the most significant triumphs of his career ahead of Wimbledon, the most important tournament of the tour.
The clash, it is worth remembering, was the Swiss’s first match (today 8th in the world) against a player born in this century. After having faced players born in the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s, now the Swiss will do so against a tennis player born from 2000.
This Wednesday was Federer’s first match against the current Next Gen, as well as the match with the greatest age difference with his rival (19 years old) in his entire career. When Felix was born, the Swiss already had a 35-40 record in his career, and had already been an ATP finalist.
The winner will now be seen in the quarterfinals against the German Jan-Lennard Struff (45 °) or the American Marcos Giron (75 °).