Wimbledon, United Kingdom, 5 July 2021 (AFP) – Swiss Roger Federer set a real test for himself as he beat Italian Lorenzo Sonego (27th) by 3 sets to 0, a partial 7-5, 6-4 and 6-2 at Wimbledon this Monday. Passed successfully and for the 17th time in a Grand Slam, will play the quarterfinals on English Grass for the 58th time.
“I am very happy. It was a match in dangerous conditions, first outside, then indoors (after the cover was closed), against a dangerous opponent,” Federer said.
The nearly 40-year-old star, who dreams of a 9th title in London to extend his British tournament record to 21, will face either Daniil Medvedev (2nd) or Hubert Herkaz (18th) for a place in the semi-finals. The match between these two tennis players was disrupted this Monday due to rain and the coming of the night. The game is to end on Tuesday and the winner will play the quarter-finals on Wednesday without rest.
“They’re young, they’ll be fine! Unfortunately, they’re too strong…”, joked the Swiss before leaving the court.
Solid, energetic and motivated, Federer knew how to control the pace of 26-year-old Sonego, whose resistance gave way towards the end of the first set, when rain interrupted play for nearly twenty minutes and closed center coverage. was necessary to do. Court.
At the time of the interruption, Sonego held the serve for 12 minutes and suffered a fourth break point. On his way back, after a brief warm-up, he served and made a double fault that hit the Swiss break point. Federer did not miss the opportunity to close the set and since then it has been easy for him to win the match.
The Swiss became the oldest man to reach the Wimbledon quarterfinals since the start of the Open era in 1968.
– Djokovic won easily – At first, Novak Djokovic didn’t have much effort to beat Cristian Garin (20th in the world) of Chile 6-2, 6-4, 6-2.
“I am very happy,” said the Serb before leaving the court. He said, “I want this court to be my home because it is the most sacred court. I always get goosebumps here.”
Djokovic said, “My confidence level is very high. I’ve got wings after beating Roland Garros. I still have a little time to adapt my game from clay to grass, but the more the tournament progresses, the more I get going.” I just feel comfortable.”
With this result, the current No. 1 in the ATP rankings comes 11th time at this stage of traditional competition on grass and 50th time at Gran Slam.
In his quest for a place in the semi-finals, the 34-year-old will face Hungary’s Marten Fuskovics (48th), who defeated Andre Rublev (7th) of Russia.
Italian Matteo Berrettini (N.9) has continued to lead. The Queens will play their first quarterfinal at Wimbledon, defeating champion Belarusian Ilya Ivashka (#79) 6–4, 6–3, and 6–1.
“I’m very happy with my level, my intensity, my state of mind. I feel like I’m not wasting too much energy,” said the 25-year-old.
His next opponent, Felix Auger-Aliassim (n.19), has a vastly different situation. The Canadian fought hard to beat German Alexander Zverev (n.6) 6-4, 7-6 (8/6), 3-6, 3-6 and 6-4.
Also Denis Shapovalov (n.12) of Canada gave no chance to Spaniard Roberto Bautista (n.10), whom he defeated 6-1, 6-3 and 7-5.
In the quarterfinals, she will face Russian Karen Khachanov (No. 29), who fought to beat American Sebastian Korda (No. 50) 3-6, 6-4, 6-3, 5-7 and 10-8 .
– Results of this Monday, Day 8 of the Wimbledon tournament:
– Men’s Singles (Last Octave):
Novak Djokovic (SRB/N.1) x Christian Garin (CHI/N.17) 6-2, 6-4, 6-2
Marten Fuskovics (HUN) x Andrey Rublev (RUS/N.5) 6-3, 4-6, 4-6, 6-0, 6-3
Karen Khachanov (RUS/N.25) x Sebastian Korda (EUA) 3-6, 6-4, 6-3, 5-7, 10-8
Denis Shapovalov (CAN/N.10) x Roberto Bautista (ESP/N.8) 6-1, 6-3, 7-5
Matteo Berrettini (ITA/n.7) x Ilya Ivashka (BLR) 6-4, 6-3, 6-1
Felix Auger-Aliassim (CAN/N.16) x Alexander Zverev (ALE/N.4) 6-4, 7-6 (8/6), 3-6, 3-6, 6-4
Roger Federer (SUI/N.6) x Lorenzo Sonego (ITA/N.23) 7-5, 6-4, 6-2
Daniil Medvedev (RUS/N.2) – Hubert Herkaz (POL/N.14) 6-2, 6-7 (2/7), 6-3, 3-4, interrupted by rain and night
IG / CHC / Mango