Yes, it Is surprising. The commentators are also reeling in disbelief. “There must be something wrong.” I agree with you Elly. I think there has been talk of Federer retiring at 40.
I love it when the comms assume there's something wrong when Fed doesn't win!
I've heard that too about his retirement. He turns 40 on 8th August so it'll be interesting to see what happens, especially after this defeat.