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Whenever Roger Federer has stepped onto Center Court over the past nine days, there has been a lingering fear that this might be the last time Wimbledon’s favorite son will be seen in action at the All England Club.

On Wednesday, Hubert Hurkacz, a man who had won only four matches on grass before this fortnight, could well have made those fears a reality after he produced an inspired display to hand his childhood idol a 6-3 7-6(4) 6-0 mauling in the quarterfinals.

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