Schuettler crashes out
Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:36
Schuettler, 33, who was beaten by Rafael Nadal in the last four in 2008, led 5-2 in the first set but Sela turned around the match to win 7-6 (7-3) 6-3 6-2 on his second appearance at Wimbledon.
Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber will be the next opponent for Roger Federer after he came from behind to defeat Ivo Minar, of the Czech Republic, 6-4 3-6 4-6 6-2 8-6.
America’s Mardy Fish beat Janko Tipsarevic, of Serbia, 6-4 3-6 6-1 6-4 to set up a clash with Novak Djokovic.
French Open finalist Robin Soderling came from a set down to beat Marcel Granoliers 4-6 7-6 6-4 7-5 but Nicolas Almagro and Albert Montanes are left to carry Spanish hopes after putting out Karol Beck and Guillermo Canas respectively.
Michael Llodra was forced to quit his second-round match against Tommy Haas after a heavy collision with a ball girl.
The Frenchman, who knocked out Britain’s Josh Goodall in the first round, raced across court to the net for a half-volley early in the match and could not slow down, resulting in the accident.
Llodra, 29, went crashing into the ball girl, who had been crouching between a player’s courtside seat and the umpire’s elevated chair. The young girl appeared shaken but not injured, after being sandwiched between 6ft 3in Llodra and the umpire’s chair, and it was Llodra who came off the worst.
Although he apologised and gave the ball girl a crowd-pleasing hug, Llodra required medical attention and had to retire from the match at 4-3 behind in the first set, allowing Germany’s 24th seed Haas to advance to the last 32.
Tommy Robredo, the 15th seed, came from two sets down to beat Austria’s Stefan Koubek 3-6 4-6 6-4 7-6 6-1.