Wimbledon, United Kingdom, 5 July 2021 (AFP) – Swiss Roger Federer successfully completed a real test at Wimbledon this Monday, beating Italian Lorenzo Soneko (27th) by 3 sets 0, part 7-5, 6-4 and 6- 2 and will play in the quarterfinals on the English Bull for the 17th time in the 58th Grand Slam tournament.
“I’m so glad it was a match against a dangerous opponent in dangerous situations, first outside, then inside the house (after the cover was closed),” Federer celebrated.
The nearly 40-year-old star, who dreams of finishing 9th in London to lift his British competitive record to 21, will face either Daniel Medvedev (2nd) or Hubert Hurgas (18th) for a place in the semifinals. The match between these two tennis players was interrupted this Monday by rain and night arrivals. The game ends on Tuesday and the winner will play in the quarterfinals on Wednesday, without a break.
“They’re young, they can recover! Unfortunately, they’re too strong …”, they teased the Swiss before leaving the court.
The solid, energetic and motivated Federer knew how to control Soneko’s pace, 26, whose opposition led to the end of the first set, when rain interrupted play for about twenty minutes, necessitating the closure of the center’s coverage.
At the time of the interception, Soneko had 12 minutes of service in his favor and had to face the fourth break point. On the way back, after a short warm-up, he served and made a double mistake given the Swiss break point. Federer did not miss the chance to close the set, after which it was easy for him to win the match.
The Swiss are the oldest man to advance to the Wimbledon quarterfinals since the start of the Open era in 1968.
– Djokovic wins easily -Erlier, Novak Djokovic doesn’t have much work to do to beat Chile Christian Karin (20th in the world) 6-2, 6-4, 6-2.
“I am very happy,” Serbie said before leaving the court. “I want this court to be my home because it is a very sacred court. I always get goosebumps here,” he added.
“My confidence level is very high. Dropping Roland Keros has given me wings. I still have a little bit of time to turn my game from clay to grass, but as the tournament progresses I feel more comfortable,” Djokovic said.
With this decision, it comes at this point for the 11th time at this point in the traditional competition over the current No. 1 bull in the ATP rankings and for the 50th time in a Grand Slam.
In his quest for a place in the semifinals, he will face Hungarian Morton Pusovic (48th), who defeated 34-year-old Russian Andrei Rublev (7th).
Italian Matteo Beretini (N9) continues to lead. She defeated Belarusian Ilya Ivashka (# 79) 6-4, 6-3, 6-1 in the first quarter at the Queen’s Champions Wimbledon.
“At my level, I’m very happy with my intensity and my mood. I think I’m not wasting too much energy,” the 25-year-old said.
The situation of his next opponent, Felix Agar-Aliasim (N.19), was completely different. The Canadian had to work hard to beat German Alexander Schwerev (N.6) 6-4, 7-6 (8/6), 3-6, 3-6 and 6-4 in the set.
Canadian Denis Shapolov (N.12) defeated Spaniard Roberto Batista (N10) 6-1, 6-3, 7-5 in the set.
In the quarterfinals, he will face Russian Karen Kachanov (No. 29), who defeated American Sebastian Corda (No. 50) 3-6, 6-4, 6-3, 5-7 and 10-8.
– This Monday, the 8th day of Wimbledon results:
– Male Single (Final Octave):
Novak Djokovic (SRB / N.1) x Christian Karen (CHI / N.17) 6-2, 6-4, 6-2
Morton Fusovix (HUN) x Andrei Rublev (RUS / N.5) 6-3, 4-6, 4-6, 6-0, 6-3
Karen Kachanov (RUS / N.25) x Sebastian Corda (EUA) 3-6, 6-4, 6-3, 5-7, 10-8
Denis Shapolov (CAN / N.10) x Roberto Batista (ESP / N.8) 6-1, 6-3, 7-5
Matteo Bertini (IDA / N7) x Ilia Ivashka (PLR) 6-4, 6-3, 6-1
Felix Agar-Aliasim (CAN / N.16) x Alexander Sverev (ALE / N.4) 6-4, 7-6 (8/6), 3-6, 3-6, 6-4
Roger Federer (SUI / N.6) x Lorenzo Soneko (ITA / N.23) 7-5, 6-4, 6-2
Daniel Medvedev (RUS / N.2) – Hubert Hargas (POL / N.14) 6-2, 6-7 (2/7), 6-3, 3-4, rain and night disturbance
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