Age and lack of match sharpness may be catching up to the 10 time winner. Roger failing to make it to the last eight of Halle for the first time in 18 appearances. The Canadian youngster Felix coming from a set down to win is ever so impressive. Some of the serving in Halle has been top class and that trend continues headlined by Auger Aliassime. He fired 13 Aces past the former world number one and on the Swiss’s most productive surface no less. In the first set both players showing they have good to great backhands watching 1-1(30-0) and 3-2 adv Federer to save the break point. Roger was the first to break in the seventh game at 3-3, the one and only he would get the entirety of this one. Felix’s youthful exuberance showing here when he hastily comes to the net way too soon on break point here.
Second set Roger lost his way a bit. Watch 3-2(adv Felix).This is an elementary error from the fifth seed. Roger catching the rim on the forehand and the ball hardly reaches the net. Errors all round from Roger as Felix wrapped up the set 6-3. All in all The Swiss handed 15 break point opportunities to the Canadian, although Felix’s camp will be worried he only converted three of them. In the third more unforced errors from Roger, not doing the basics of tennis. Watch first set break point adv Felix. Roger looked resigned to losing this one at 5-1 although he showed he still has the touch at 40-30 at the net. Felix outstanding at the baseline and net destroying Roger 6-2 in the final set. Roger looking static and lacking pace. Looks more vulnerable than he has ever been before going into Wimbledon.