“My English Got Better”: Roger Federer Jokes After Registering Third-Round Win Against Cameron Norrie at Wimbledon Championships 2021

Published 07/03/2021, 1:11 PM EDT
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 3, 2021 Switzerland’s Roger Federer reacts during his third round match against Britain’s Cameron Norrie REUTERS/Toby Melville


Eight-time Wimbledon Champion Roger Federer is slowly getting into the groove at his favorite tournament as he reached the second week of the slam with a four-set victory over Britain’s Cameron Norrie.

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Right from the start, the Swiss star looked flawless as both his serve and forehand kept him in a better position. Norrie, on the other hand, slowly eased into the match, but couldn’t improve his return games.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 3, 2021 Switzerland’s Roger Federer in action during his third round match against Britain’s Cameron Norrie REUTERS/Toby Melville

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Roger Federer registered a four-set victory against Cameron Norrie at Wimbledon

On his first service game, the Brit made three double-faults but also saved a couple of break points. Even though the serve showed an improvement for Norrie by the end of first set, Federer’s offensive baseline game was too good for the Brit as most of his shots lacked the fire-power.

Coming to Federer, the good form he found against Richard Gasquet in the second round has helped him re-establish his lost dominance on the center court. The 20-time grand slam champion won the first two sets quite comfortably.

Even though there were moments when Federer looked a bit off and hit unforced errors, his serve didn’t let him down at all today. He won 81% of points on his first serve and close to 70% on the second.

Federer was also successful in net-approaches in comparison to Cameron Norrie. Both players didn’t engage in longer baseline rallies as they kept finding ways to hit winners off their forehand.

However, Federer’s return games were yet to fire up for him to have more success at SW19. In the third set, the Swiss Maestro was comfortable on his service games but failed to put pressure on return as he kept making a lot of unforced errors.

Due to Federer’s defensive return game, Cameron Norrie was able to take the third set after breaking the Swiss’ serve on the 12th game. The Swiss Maestro gave in to the pressure from the crowd as they began to root for Norrie towards the tail end of the third set.

In a roller-coaster ride, the fourth set went Federer’s way after he broke Norrie in the ninth game. Till the end, the Brit maintained tight-grip on the match and forced Federer to earn his victory.

 

Talking about the match, Roger Federer was back to his usual, joking self and felt happy to be in the second week of SW19.

Playing at a high level right now, I got lucky in the first round, my English got better, things are really going well for me”, told the Swiss Maestro.

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The Swiss Maestro served out the match and reached the round of 16. He will now face the Italian Lorenzo Sonego to reach the quarter-finals of Wimbledon.

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Sagar Ashtakoula

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Sagar Ashtakoula is a tennis writer at EssentiallySports. He has been following the sport since 2007. Having developed an interest in creating content, he mixed his passion for writing with his love for tennis for 2 years at SportsKeeda before joining the tennis team at EssentiallySports.

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