By Jon Wertheim
June 26, 2013
Roger Federer walks off the court after a shocking loss in the second round to Sergiy Stakhovsky.
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Wertheim: It's one match, so we can't overreact. Like Federer mentioned in his press conference, he'll follow the 24-hour rule (players celebrate a win or mourn a loss for 24 hours after the match), and then he'll get back to work. However, Federer's getting older, and now it's been more than a year since he's even been to the final of a major. His streak of 36 consecutive Grand Slam quarterfinal appearances has been broken. We can't put too much weight on one match, but fans and media alike have to wonder how many more of these tournaments he's going to endure. Federer would be a great designated hitter in major league baseball or a great Ray Allen in the NBA, but one doesn't have that option in tennis.

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