Roger Federer Wimbledon opponent thought Swiss was 'not that great' and then got 'crushed'

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Federer sealed an easy 6-3, 6-1, 4-6, 6-1 victory at SW19 to progress to the fourth round, dumping Fish out of the tournament. He then went on to beat Feliciano Lopez and Sjen Schalken in straight sets to reach the semi-finals where he met Andy Roddick.

After producing a supreme performance to stun the big-serving American in straight sets again, he met the experienced Australian Mark Phillippousis in the final on Centre Court. And after a storming run to the final, there would only be one winner as Federer made it four matches in a row without dropping a set to clinch his maiden Grand Slam.

Fish would go on to have a better career in doubles rather than singles but the American did finally accomplish his feat of beating Federer in a match, prevailing 6-2, 6-3 at Indian Wells in 2008.

It was his only victory in nine meetings with the legendary Swiss, but having witnessed Federer enjoy a glittering career, he may just be proud to have played his part in it.



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