Roger Federer becomes the oldest player to enter the Wimbledon quarterfinal in the open era

Gomantak Times Desk
Tuesday, 6 July 2021

Federer’s 105th win at the Championships made him the oldest man to reach the quarterfinals at Wimbledon in the Open Era.

Roger Federer has reached his 18th Wimbledon quarterfinal after defeating the Italian Lorenzo Sonego with 7-5, 6-4, 6-2. Federer’s 105th win at the Championships made him the oldest man to reach the quarterfinals at Wimbledon in the Open Era. The 39-year-old broke the record set by Ken Rosewall (39 years, 224 days) in 1974. 

Federer saved two break points to book his 58th Grand Slam quarterfinal. He will now be on the path to win his 9th Wimbledon title equaling Martina Navratilova’s record of 9 All-England Club Championships.

It will be between world number 2, Daniil Medvedev from Russia and the 14th seed, Hubert Hurkacz from Poland to face Roger Federer in the quarterfinal. Medvedev and Hurkacz’s match was postponed due to rain. 

Speaking to the press after the match, Federer said, “I am extremely happy. Tricky conditions inside and outside against Lorenzo, always dangerous." 

"But I felt like after that first set, I was able to control things. It was a great match. I couldn't be more excited to be in the quarters. It's a big moment and I am very, very happy," he added.

Meanwhile, Canadian player Felix Auger-Aliassime booked his quarterfinal berth by defeating the four seed Alexander Zverev from Germany.

Felix Auger-Aliassime’s quarter-final opponent is Matteo Berrettini from Italy. Berrettini is the world number seven. 

The victory over Zverev was a "dream come true" for Felix. "It's the biggest victory of my life, under a closed roof the atmosphere was amazing and I'm living this win with you," Auger-Aliassime said.

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