Roger Federer Frustrated at Referee’s Decision After Spain Eliminate Switzerland From Euro Cup 2020

Published 07/02/2021, 2:58 PM EDT
PARIS, FRANCE May 23. Roger Federer of Switzerland practicing on Court Philippe-Chatrier in preparation for the 2019 French Open Tennis Tournament at Roland Garros on May 23rd 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)


The Euro Cup 2021 is going on and fans have witnessed many upsets till now. The biggest of them was when Switzerland defeated World champions France in the pre-quarters of the tournament. Many Swiss athletes including Roger Federer congratulated the Swiss Football team after their incredible feat.

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In the quarters, Switzerland is playing against Euro Champions of 2008 and 2012, Spain. It is evident that 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer is watching the match and there was a moment that really made the Swiss Maestro angry.

Spain took the early lead but Switzerland’s Shaqiri equalized the scoreline at 1-1 soon. However, after this, the referee gave a controversial decision that made many Swiss fans frustrated including Federer. As a result, he tweeted two ‘angry emojis’ with the scoreline 1-1.

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The referee gave the red card to Switzerland’s Remo Freuler when he attempted to make a tackle on Spain’s Gerard Moreno. Many believe that a yellow card was enough and the referee was a little bit too harsh towards the Swiss who assisted the first goal. It can be one of the reasons why Switzerland ultimately lost to Spain in the penalty shoot-out.

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Federer has enjoyed a good start at the Wimbledon Championships 2021. The Swiss legend defeated Adrain Mannarino in the first round and then thrashed Richard Gasquet in straight sets in the second round.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 1, 2021. Switzerland’s Roger Federer celebrates winning his second-round match against France’s Richard Gasquet REUTERS/Paul Childs

After making a comeback on the court after about 17 months, Federer has surely impressed his fans. They were a bit disappointed after his performance at the Halle Open 2021 but believe that he can surely bounce back.

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The Swiss maestro will next face Cameron Norrie in the third round of the Grand Slam tomorrow. The British player was the runner-up of the Queen’s Club Championships 2021 and will surely prove to be a big threat to Federer. Will Federer be able to win his 21st Grand Slam title in London this year?

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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