Watch out for Federer

At 39 years and 337 days, Roger Federer reissued this Monday a success that he achieved, with this, on 18 occasions: reaching the quarterfinals of his favorite tournament, Wimbledon. He is the oldest to do so in the Open Era, ahead of Australian Ken Rosewall, who was 39 and 224 when he did it in 1974. The Swiss, from less to more, liked to beat Lorenzo Sonego 7-5, 6-4 and 6-2 in 2:11, an enthusiastic and improved 26-year-old Italian and 27th in the world To which he defeated little by little until leaving him almost nothing in the British Grand Slam center. Federer expects rival: Daniil Medvedev or Hubert Hurkacz, who could not finish their match on court 2 because of the rain. The Russian won 6-2, 6-7 (2), 6-3 and 3-4.

The Helvetian completed a convincing performance against dangerous opponents, who had not lost a set in their previous three matches and were in very good shape. He disarmed him with passings on his ascents and with that facility that he has to serve well when he needs it to start the points with an advantage and tranquility. His errors were not triggered far from it (26) and he dispatched 32 winners (only four from direct service). And he allowed only three break options for his opponent, a good aggressive tennis player who may have gone too brave.

The center vibrated with the idol that it has venerated so many times, whom they crowd to see, as if it were a religious act, when it crosses the catwalk from the track to the players’ area, and that is a couple of victories repeat end and, why not, in a position to fight at least to lift his ninth title in London, 21st Grand Slam. The best news for him is that the physicist responds, enough to move in a terrain that he knows and in which he moves as no one else has.

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