Roger Federer's approach to Wimbledon 2021 obviously starts from the Halle lawns. Two years after the match with Novak Djokovic in the final of the Championships, the Swiss champion beats Ilya Ivashka with a very good 7-6 (4) 7-5 and catches the fifth success of the season.
The number one 128 on grass-courts. Federer, who struggles to find valid alternatives in response at the start, while becoming more dangerous during the match, needs a double tie break to overcome the cut of the first round.
On the way of ten-time champion of tournament one between Felix Auger Aliassime and Hubert Hurkacz. At the foot of the semifinals there could even be the number one of the seeding Daniil Medvedev. After a rather gross mistake with the backhand on the first match point, the Swiss fails to enter the exchange at 30-40, but takes advantage of a gift from Ivashka in the third case.