Roger Federer qualified for the quarterfinals of Wimbledon 2021. The Swiss Maestro takes another step to the final of the Championships: he beats Lorenzo Sonego in three sets (7-5, 6-4, 6-2) and gives himself another chance at Center Court.
Sonego is pheraps too fragile, probably a little too excited, certainly not technically complete to worry even this version, rusty, dusty, but still regal, of the Swiss champion. Roger closes the pchallenge in three sets and projects to the quarter-finals becoming the oldest to join them in the tournament tournament bypassing Ken Rosewall.
For a place towards a semifinal that, at the dawn of forty years, would be legendary, the Swiss still does not know his opponent because Hurkacz and Medvedev were interrupted by the rain and will resume tomorrow with the Russian leading two sets to one.
In the other matches, Karen Khachanov beat the young American Sebastian Korda 3-6 6-4 6-3 5-7 10-8, on his first participation in Wimbledon.
Korda, followed by his father Petr the 1998 Australian Open, dominated the match for long stretches before being defeated in the fifth set. Matteo Berrettini becomes the fifth Italian tennis player in history to reach the quarter-finals on the lawns of the Championships.
Berrettini, despite some problems at the start, maintains incredibly high standards and grabs the thirtieth success of the season thanks to an excellent 6-4 6-3 6-1. Now he will wait for one between Alexander Zverev and Felix Auger Aliassime.
Novak Djokovic qualified for the Wimbledon 20021 quarter-finals, dominating Cristian Garin in straight sets: final results 6-2 6-4 6-2. The Serbian champion showed a tennis impossible to stem for the Chilean (despite an interruption due to rain), notoriously a much more talented player for clay-courts.
Now Nole, in the round of 8, will meet Marton Fucsovics, the tournament's great outsider.