Roger Federer is considered and will be remembered as one of the greatest athletes in the history not only of tennis but of sport. Among his amazing achievements, 20 Grand Slams, 103 titles won and an incredible series of records that see the almost 40-years-old Swiss tennis player still protagonist.
After two years in which a double knee injury and the pandemic forced Roger to play very few matches, the tennis player after some difficult preparation tournaments, is back in a big way in his tournament par excellence, the Wimbledon tournament which saw him triumph 8 times in his career.
Two years ago at Wimbledon Federer lost the final after two wasted match points and that was perhaps the biggest disappointment in his life. Federer did not give up, however, and he came back to this tournament, surprisingly reaching the quarter-finals where he played against the Pole Hubert Hurkacz.
Roger Federer and yet another record
Thanks to the victory over Lorenzo Sonego, beaten in three sets in just over 2 hours of play, Roger Federer has reached the quarter-finals of Wimbledon for the 18th time in his career and now has the opportunity to play his chances for the yet another incredible record.
In addition to this, Federer has reached yet another curious record: with this success Roger won his 105th match at Wimbledon, equaling the record for the number of single wins in a single Grand Slam tournament, a record held by the king of clay, Rafael Nadal, a tennis player who has won 105 matches in Paris alone.
Given his age, it seems likely that Rafa will break this record again but at the same time this result shows the great results and extraordinary career of Federer, the oldest player in Wimbledon history to reach the quarter-finals of this Grand Slam in the Open era.
We have to also recall that Rafael Nadal, after the Roland Garros defeat against Novak Djokovic, skipped the whole grass-season and he will also not present at the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games.