Roger Federer suffered a surprising defeat at the hands of Grigor Dimitrov in the quarter-finals at the US Open.
In what would have been the greatest rival finals for the 20-time grand slam winner against Rafael Nadal, came to an end in a shocking lost.
It was the first ever win for the Bulgarian, Dimitrov against the Swiss, who needed a medical time-out during the game.
He defeat Federer to advance to the semifinals 3-6, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2.
It’s the first time Dimitrov, 28, has beaten Federer in eight tries. He’ll next face the fifth-ranked Daniil Medvedev, who defeated No. 23 seed Stan Wawrinka earlier Tuesday.
The exit of Roger follows world No. 1 Novak Djokovic; the 32-year-old Serb retired in his match in the round of 16 against Wawrinka on Sunday because of shoulder trouble too.