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Posted on: Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Federer ousted at French Open


Associated Press

Hawaii news photo - The Honolulu Advertiser

Switzerland's Roger Federer, left, shakes hands with Sweden's Robin Soderling after being defeated today in a quarterfinal match at the French Open.

AP Photo/Christophe Ena

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PARIS Defending champion Roger Federer has lost to French Open upset specialist Robin Soderling in a rainy quarterfinal, 3-6, 6-3, 7-5, 6-4.

Today's loss ended Federer's record streak of reaching the semifinals in 23 consecutive major events.

The shocker was the second pulled off by Soderling in as many years at Roland Garros. He ended the reign of four-time champion Rafael Nadal in the fourth round a year ago, clearing the path for Federer to win his first French Open title and complete a career Grand Slam.

Federer beat Soderling in last year's final. Before today, Federer was 12-0 against the big-swinging Swede

The semifinal without Federer will be the first at a Grand Slam tournament since he lost in the third round of the 2004 French Open.