Federer bids farewell

  • Last Updated: June 1 2014, 20:16 BST

A review of Sunday's action in the men's singles at the French Open, as Roger Federer was knocked out by Ernests Gulbis.

Roger Federer shakes hands with Ernests Gulbis after the latter's win in Paris
Roger Federer shakes hands with Ernests Gulbis after the latter's win in Paris

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.