Fish sinks Federer in stunning upset

23rd March 2008, Comments 0 comments

Ragged Roger Federer fell victim to 98th-ranked American Mardy Fish 6-3, 6-2 in a semi-final stunner at the Indian Wells Masters on Saturday.

23 March 2008

Indian Wells, California (dpa) - Ragged Roger Federer fell victim to 98th-ranked American Mardy Fish 6-3, 6-2 in a semi-final stunner at the Indian Wells Masters on Saturday.

The world number 1 Swiss last last beaten by a player in that ranking range when he lost to Richard Gasquet (101) at Monte Carlo three years ago.

Federer was playing his first event since making a full recovery from mononucleosis virus.

He came to the court 5-0 in the series and having lost one set out of a dozen played against the American.

Federer had beaten his last 41 American opponents dating to 2003 including four previous wins over Fish during the streak.

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