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Jun 29, 2011 11:09 PM by Lee Douglas

Federer knocked out at Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - Roger Federer will have to wait another year to equal Pete Sampras' record of seven Wimbledon championships.

The third seed was upset in the quarterfinals 3-6, 6-7, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 by France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

Tsonga will play Novak Djokovic in the semifinals. The second-seeded Serb beat 18-year-old Australian Bernard Tomic in four sets.

Defending champion Rafael Nadal shrugged off a left foot injury to beat American Mardy Fish 6-3, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4.

The top-seeded Nadal will face Andy Murray on Friday. The Scotsman reached the Wimbledon semifinals for a third straight year by defeating Feliciano Lopez in straight sets.

The ladies semifinal pairings were set Tuesday, with former champion Maria Sharapova, Sabine Lisicki , Petra Kvitova and Victoria Azarenka advancing.

Sharapova, who won her only Wimbledon title when she was 17, is the veteran of the group at 24, three years older than the rest of the competition.




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