‘It’s amazing, I still cannot believe’, says Spaniard Pablo Andujar after win over Roger Federer-Sports News , Novi Reporter

‘It is wonderful, I nonetheless can’t consider’, says Spaniard Pablo Andujar after win over Roger Federer-Sports activities Information , Novi Reporter

At match level on Tuesday, Andujar, the World No 75, held his head in his fingers in disbelief after beating the 20-time Grand Slam champion.

Geneva Open: 'It's amazing, I still cannot believe', says Spaniard Pablo Andujar after win over Roger Federer

Spain’s Pablo Andujar returns the ball throughout his ATP 250 Geneva Open tennis match towards towards Switzerland’s Roger Federer. AFP

Geneva: After wrecking Roger Federer’s return to the tennis courts, Pablo Andujar mentioned it was the sweetest second of a prolonged profession.

The Spaniard beat Federer 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 on the Geneva clay on Tuesday to overturn the Swiss tennis nice’s hopes of stringing a run of matches collectively forward of a sequence of main tournaments — the French Open, Wimbledon and the Tokyo Olympics.

It was Federer’s comeback correct after the 39-year-old made a tentative return in Doha in March, after greater than a yr out following two knee surgical procedures.

At match level on Tuesday, Andujar, the World No 75, held his head in his fingers in disbelief after beating the 20-time Grand Slam champion.

“It is wonderful. I nonetheless can’t consider,” the 35-year-old instructed ATPTour.com.

“Enjoying him was a dream. However in fact, beating him is one other stage.

“It is very emotional to play him and to beat him, given the situations for him coming again and he isn’t for certain enjoying his finest tennis. Nevertheless it actually counts rather a lot to me.”

Although Andujar has been on the tour since 2003, he had by no means performed Federer and the Spaniard assumed the possibility had handed him by.

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The clay-court specialist has 4 gained tour titles, however mentioned beating Federer topped these triumphs.

It counts “as primary, for certain”, he mentioned.

“To win a event could possibly be extra emotional, however that is one thing I believe I’ll bear in mind my entire life.

“I’ve lots of respect and I love rather a lot Roger Federer.

“Not a foul day on the workplace.”

Andujar will face both Marton Fucsovics, the 2018 Geneva winner, or Swiss teenager Dominic Stricker, the 2020 French Open boys’ champion, in Thursday’s quarter-finals.

Federer’s subsequent event, the French Open, begins on 30 Might. He triumphed in Paris in 2009 however mentioned any ideas of successful the clay court docket Grand Slam title this yr have been loopy.

“If you’ve performed so little and you recognize the place your stage is at, how can I consider successful the French Open?” he mentioned.

“I am real looking and I do know I can’t win the French and whoever thought I might or might win it’s improper.

“After all crazier issues might need occurred, however I am not so certain within the final 50 years of the French Open, someone simply rocks up at practically 40 years outdated, being out for a yr and a half, and wins every thing straight.”

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