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Roger Federer had no idea he won his semi-final today


Roger Federer apologises after his mistake.
Roger Federer apologises after his mistake.
Image: Michael Probst/AP/Press Association Images

AFTER TAKING THE first set of his semi-final against Kei Nishikori, Roger Federer had match point at 6-4 in the second-set tiebreaker as he bids to win a seventh Halle title

So you’d imagine the former world number one would have every reason to celebrate when his Japanese opponent hit his backhand into the net to gift Federer the win.

However, as the fans cheered and Nishikori began approaching the net, the defending champion was at the baseline getting ready to play the next point.

When it dawned on the 32-year old what happened, his embarrassment was clear but you would imagine someone who has won 78 career titles – including 17 grand slam tournaments – would be able to keep score.

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