Roger Federer experienced a wobble late within the third set against Cameron Norrie on Saturday, but Swiss superstar was ultimately able continue his go after a record-extending ninth crown at The Championships, Wimbledon.
The sixth-seeded Swiss recorded the 1,250th match win of his illustrious career by overcoming British 29th seed Norrie 6-4, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 in two hours and 35 minutes on Centre Court.
Roger Federer “I’m super relieved because it was a troublesome battle,” said Federer, in an on-court interview. “I was so on the brink of serving it call at the third set and that i thought he played excellent today. i feel I kept a high-level of play, but he did well to interrupt me at the top of the third set. Overall, I are often very proud of the way I played.”
Most Wimbledon Fourth-Round Appearance In Open Era (Since April 1968)
Player No. of Appearances
1) Roger Federer (SUI) 18
2) Jimmy Connors (USA) 16
3) Novak Djokovic (SRB) 13
4) Boris Becker (GER) 12
=5) John McEnroe (USA) 11
=5) Andy Murray (GBR) 11
Federer, whose only loss to a British player at Wimbledon came against Tim Henman within the 2001 quarter-finals, came into the grass-court major checking out form, but he has now reached the Wimbledon fourth round on 18 occasions in 22 visits. Federer hit 48 winners, including seven aces to beat Norrie, the recent cinch Championships finalist (l. to Berrettini).
The former World No. 1, who is now 104-13 at The Championships, will next challenge Italian 23rd seed Lorenzo Sonego in his go after a record-breaking 21st slam singles title. Federer, who is currently tied with Spain’s Rafael Nadal on 20 major crowns, beat Sonego in straight sets in their only meeting at 2019 Roland Garros.
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Roger Federer Norrie, who was competing in his third straight slam third round, let Federer within the door within the sixth game. From 2-3 down, Federer won 12 points during a row to seize control, including an opportunity of serve to like that saw Swiss rip a forehand winner down the road .
Roger Federer Federer closed out the 30-minute opener, won four points during a row from 15/40 at 0-1 within the second set, and broke within the third game. Norrie saved a group point on serve at 3-5, 30/40, striking a forehand winner, but Federer coolly closed out a two sets advantage within the next game.
Roger Federer Federer continually played on the brink of the lines, keeping Norrie on the move. even as he’d hit 16 winners within the second set, the 39-year-old used his forehand to great effect after he’d pinned Norrie on his backhand wing. But Swiss couldn’t hammer home his advantage within the third set. From 5-5, 15/40 within the third set, Norrie won eight straight points to increase the pair’s first tour-level meeting.
Both players exchanged service breaks midway through the fourth set, but Federer was relentless in his pursuit of the decisive break, which came at 4-4. Minutes later, Swiss completed his milestone match win.
Federer’s next opponent, Sonego, knocked out wild card James Duckworth of Australia 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 to hitch seventh-seeded compatriot Matteo Berrettini within the Wimbledon Last 16.
Follow all the action from day six at Wimbledon as teenager Emma Raducanu continues her fairy tale run before Roger Federer faces Cameron Norrie.
Roger Federer Raducanu, who sat her A-Levels just two months ago and received a wildcard into the most draw, achieved a seismic upset by stunning French Open finalist Market Vondrousova within the second round. The 18-year-old will now play on Court One for the primary time in her career as she takes on world No 45 Sorana Cîrstea.
Roger Federer After Andy Murray and Dan Evans were both knocked call at the third round yesterday, Norrie is that the last remaining Briton within the men’s draw but faces an imposing task, having lost inside an hour in his only previous meeting against Federer. The 20-time champion was fortunate to advance past the primary round, when Adrian Mannarino was forced to retire after four sets, but Federer shook off his rust and showed his class again during a one-sided victory against Richard Gasquet.
Elsewhere, world No 1 Ashleigh Barty and 2017 champion Angelique Kerber are both in action, while teenager Coco Gauff will open the times play on Centre Court. within the men’s draw, No 2 seed Daniil Medvedev, No 4 seed Daniil Medvedev and therefore the ever-entertaining Nick Kyrgios are in action, too. Follow all the action below: