Federer bids farewell
A review of Sunday's action in the men's singles at the French Open, as Roger Federer was knocked out by Ernests Gulbis.
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Two days after making French Open history Roger Federer was bidding farewell in Paris after being dumped out by Ernests Gulbis, who fought back from a set down to claim what he described as the biggest win of his career.
Federer reached the fourth round here for a record 12th time with his victory over Dmitry Tursunov on Friday, but the 2009 winner will be going no further after in-form Gulbis claimed a 6-7 (5/7) 7-6 (7/3) 6-2 4-6 6-3 victory on Philippe Chatrier Court.
A delighted Gulbis said in his on-court interview after the win: "It's probably the biggest win of my career. Sorry to the crowd, I know how you all like Roger.
"It was a tough match but this is sport. I've been playing very well in France. I won tournaments in Marseille and Nice, hopefully Paris is the next one.
Gulbis, the 18th seed, will now face sixth-seeded Tomas Berdych in the quarter-finals after the Czech beat John Isner in straight sets.
Novak Djokovic made short work of clearing a potentially major hurdle as he crushed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to move into the quarter-finals.
Djokovic wants to win the title more than any other, and few would bet against him if he can maintain the form he showed in a 6-1 6-4 6-1 victory.
Next he will play eighth seed Milos Raonic, who reached his first grand slam quarter-final with a 6-3 6-3 6-3 win over Marcel Granollers while 12th seed Richard Gasquet was ousted by Fernando Verdasco in straight sets.