Six-time champion Roger Federer was upset in the Wimbledon quarterfinals for the second straight year today, blowing a two-set lead for the first time at a Grand Slam tournament in losing to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 3-6, 6-7 (3), 6-4, 6-4, 6-4.
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He had been 178-0 in matches in which he had won the opening two sets at a major tournament.
Tsonga will next face second-seeded Novak Djokovic, who defeated 18-year-old Australian qualifier Bernard Tomic 6-2, 3-6, 6-3, 7-5.
Defending champion Rafael Nadal also advanced, beating Mardy Fish 6-3, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4. Up next for the two-time champion will be fourth-seeded Andy Murray, who defeated Feliciano Lopez 6-3, 6-4, 6-4.