Through Monday’s victory, Federer became the oldest man to enter the quarterfinals of Wimbledon in the Open era, at only 39 years old.
In matching headbands, it was difficult to separate the two on the court until Sonego faced a break point 6-5 in his serve, the rain stopped and the game was suspended to close the roof of the center court. When the game restarted, the Italian made a double mistake and never really participated in the game again.
After winning Wimbledon’s 118th victory, Federer said: “I am very happy. Once again facing the always dangerous Lorenzo inside and outside difficult conditions. After the first set I feel I can control things.”
Earlier on the same court, if Christian Garlin had any illusions about the scale of his mission against Djokovic at Wimbledon, it was only the first eight points.
Djokovic In the opening two games, his Chilean opponents had almost no objections. The clay court expert had been relatively friendly until the first game on Manic Monday on the centre court.
Garin made various counterattacks in the tense second set, but in the final 6-2 6-4 6-2 score, starting from the first eight points, writing seemed to be on the wall.
Nerves seem to have played a role in the early death of the former French Open youth champion. Djokovic Almost anything he tried to do on the field where the Serb won six championships suffocated him.
This marks his 55day The fourth round of the Grand Slam-in his career, he has only lost five games, one of which was because of his increased volatility at the 2020 U.S. Open when he hit a referee with the ball.
2021 Wimbledon Tennis Championships
There are rumors about who can challenge Djokovic for the title Roger Federer to Matteo Berettini However, for now, the only possibility between him and another Wimbledon champion is to disqualify again.
“I hope it is my second home-it may be our holiest stadium in this sport,” said Djokovic, who is bidding for the title of Wimbledon. “Coming to this stadium will make you get more goose bumps than any other stadium in the world.
“After winning the French Open, my confidence was very high. In this case, this was one of the biggest wins. It cost me a lot, but it gave me wings-the confidence boost I needed at Wimbledon . The energy level is good-I am very happy.”
This brings Djokovic closer to becoming the first since Rod Laver in 1969 to win the first three Grand Slams of a given season. At that time, Laver successfully completed the Grand Slam sweep, which seemed to make perfect sense at Wimbledon and the US Open next month.
In the latest part of the government event research program, the number of people on the center court has increased, with 75% of the arena’s capacity to watch a player who seems likely to be the most successful in the history of the sport.
At first, Garin looked as in awe as the audience, lost his opening serve, and ended a set with no answer within 25 minutes. He was on par with Djokovic in the second game until Garin tightened again and lost the ninth game of that set. Djokovic completed this set, and subsequent ones are more one-sided.
Elsewhere, Sebastian Korda lost 10-8 in the final set to Karen Khachanov’s epic encounter, which made him unable to remember In the 21st year, the two exchanged 13 break points in a strange final.
with Andy Murray The winner of the previous round, Denis Shapovalov, defeated Robert Bautista Agut in straight sets, showing that he is still a huge threat in the tournament. The Canadian is now playing against Khachanov.
In the women’s draw, the No. 1 seed Ash Barty She defeated French Open champion Barbora Krečkova 7-5 6-3, and the French Open champion Iga Svatek, whom she replaced, was defeated 5-7 6-1 6-1 by Ons Jabeur.
The only remaining former Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber (Angelique Kerber) had a windy serve while defeating the 17-year-old Coco Goff 6-4 and 6-4. Gauff).