Dubai, UAE: If you think that you are no. 1 in sport, probably you need to think about it twice or thrice as the rank no. 116 Evgeny Donskoy in tennis defeated the world’s no. 1 tennis player Roger Federer in recent Dubai Open. Although, Roger Federer shared the reasons behind this epic event which is totally the huge upset when we see through Wimbledon’s view.
‘Legs also felt slower out here tonight. I felt tired all day,’ says Federer after losing the match.
Roger Federer blamed a lack of commitment for his 3-6 7-6(7) 7-6(5) loss to Evgeny Donskoy of Russia in the Dubai Open second round on Wednesday.
“Commitment in tennis is a big thing. Today I wasn’t, really. That sort of is a feeling you get and it trickles in an entire game. Legs also felt slower out here tonight. I felt tired all day. I tried to get myself in shape, and, you know… It’s just a tough loss tonight. So many chances. It was crazy. There are no excuses there.”, he further added.
Federer, who skipped last year’s tournament because of a knee surgery which distracted him for the back end of the season, refused to be downbeat over his first loss of the year.
“I just think it’s still the beginning of the comeback,” said Federer, who is scheduled to play at Indian Wells next week. “I got to take the positives out of playing again in a tournament where I feel I’m quite healthy. I’m happy I got over the (groyne) injury I sustained at the Australian Open.”
Top seed Andy Murray, who is playing in his first tournament since a fourth-round defeat at the Australian Open, beat Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-2 6-0 to reach the quarter-finals, where he will face Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber.