Tennis legend Roger Federer crashed out of the Austrlian Open earlier today, going down to the relatively unknown Andreas Seppi in the third round.
The four time champion in Australia, Federer succumbed to an inspired display from the world no. 46 losing 6-4 7-6 (7-5) 4-6 7-6 (7-5).
The shock win for Seppi was his first in ten attempts against the Swiss star and is the first time since 2003 that Federer has failed to reach the semi-finals in Melbourne.
Twitter exploded to the news that perhaps the greatest tennis player of the modern era has crashed out of the tournament:
UPSET: Andreas Seppi d. Roger Federer 64 76 46 76 at the Australian Open. Snaps 0-10 record vs. RF and ends RF’s 11 year streak of AO SFs.
— SI Tennis (@SI_Tennis) January 23, 2015
But there just has to be a reason Fed lost! There just has to be!
— David Rosenberg (@RosenbergTennis) January 23, 2015
Federer out despite winning more points, 145-144
— amol rajan (@amolrajan) January 23, 2015
My reaction when Roger Federer was eliminated from the Australian Open. #AustralianOpen #RogerFederer pic.twitter.com/JCIzbXyZmc
— Muhammad Syafiee (@OperationSyaf) January 23, 2015
My reaction on that match point and Federer ending up losing @AustralianOpen pic.twitter.com/1MxnU8YHXf
— Blonderson (@JD_Squabbin) January 23, 2015
Federer says he had a premonition yesterday and this morning that this match would go badly. #AusOpen
— Ben Rothenberg (@BenRothenberg) January 23, 2015
Just when I was all excited for the long weekend,someone has to rob me off the happiness. Who the hell is #AndreasSeppi #AustralianOpen
— Pallavi (@Pallavisingh13) January 23, 2015
. @rogerfederer Fans RIght Now! pic.twitter.com/dlKmtJFnSH
— Troll Tennis (@TrollTennis) January 23, 2015
Gutted & shocked by #Federer losing today.Times like this to not forget the unsurpassed achievements of @rogerfederer Hope for better times.
— Darren Bryant (@Admiral_Aubrey) January 23, 2015
Andy Murray’s reaction to Roger Federer’s defeat says it all…… pic.twitter.com/S9teb7IvPj
— Chris Goldsmith (@TheTennisTalker) January 23, 2015