Roger Federer and Richard Gasquet had met 20 times before tonight, and it is no coincidence that the Frenchman has only managed to win two matches: both on clay-courts. The Swiss has always put Gasquet in difficulty thanks to the unpredictability of his tennis and in the second round of Wimbledon 2021, despite a very struggled first set, he could not help but use his repertoire and sign the eighteenth victory in a row against a French tennis player, the nineteenth against Gasquet.
In the first set, they both had their chances in response in the first few minutes, but the backhand betrayed them at the best and neither took advantage of the positive moment. After a series of interlocutory games, it was the tie-break that changed the set, and probably the match.
Federer was flawless and left only one point for the opponent. In the second set, the Swiss immediately took off, canceling a dangerous break point with his service in the opening game and recovering the 40-0 disadvantage in the following one.
The Frenchman has no longer created any dangers for Federer and has only updated his score once. In the third portion of the game, Federer did not give any chance to serve and got the decisive break in the seventh game, when Gasquet played a bad drop and raised the white flag.
The match ended with the score of 7-6 (1), 6-1, 6-4
That was a lot of fun 🤩
Centre Court are treated to fine displays from both players as @rogerfederer beats Richard Gasquet 7-6(1), 6-1, 6-4#Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/EeQQVDjuOq — Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 1, 2021
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