Federer felt ‘angry, disappointed, frustrated’ after losing in second round of Italian Open

London: Swiss tennis ace Roger Federer has admitted that he felt ‘angry, disappointed and frustrated’ after losing to Frenchman Jeremy Chardy in the second round of the Italian Open on Wednesday, just ten days before the French Open.

Eight days after celebrating the arrival of twin sons, the 17-time Major winner was removed in the rankings by the five-year younger Chardy, who held his nerve under intense pressure for the biggest win of his career, 1-6, 6-3, 7-6.

According to The Guardian, although Federer admitted that defeat does not hurt him now as much as it used to, he felt angry, disappointed and frustrated as he had been playing well this year, even though he no longer wins matches as if by right, no matter the quality of the opponent.

However, Federer said that being experienced, he would not let the defeat consume him or take up too much energy as he is aware that he tried everything possible to win the game, although he admitted that there is a perception of a significant power shift in the game since compatriot Stanislas Wawrinka’s Australian Open win.

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