Although he does not reach the imperial version that made him the best tennis player in the world for many years, Roger Federer is still there, with class and the ability to win a Grand Slams game when he is about to turn 40. This Saturday, with moments of good tennis and some gaps that made him give up in the third set, the winner of 20 majors beat Briton Cameron Norrie (6-4, 6-4, 5-7 and 6-4 in 2:34 ) and will play for the 18th round of 16 at Wimbledon, 69th in the majors. The Italian Lorenzo Sonego awaits him, a tennis player in great shape who swept the Australian Duckworth (6-3, 6-4 and 6-4 in 1:47)
Before a local player, who had the support of the public, although a large part of the spectators vibrated almost more with the points of the eight-time champion of the tournament, Federer won the 1,250 victory of his career, which is 24 of Jimmy Connors’ absolute record (1,274 according to the ATP). An affordable distance that could be wiped out in 2022 if you don’t decide to retire. “I am very relieved, it has been a tough battle. He deserved to win the third set. I think that I have been able to reach a high level of play and in the end I can be happy for my performance ”, he summed up in the interview with the center.
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Federer dispatched a series performance in which he added 48 winners and 33 unforced errors.Quite balanced numbers if you take into account his style of play, which includes many uploads to the network (30/38). His mobility and general physique are encouraging signs, and although he lost his serve twice, the serve accompanies him with enough success to avoid much trouble. In the debit, the failures with the reverse (17).
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