“Tricky conditions”: Roger Federer Reveals How He Controlled Wimbledon Championships 2021 Pre-Quarterfinals Against Lorenzo Sonego

Published 07/05/2021, 6:30 PM EDT
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 3, 2021 Switzerland’s Roger Federer celebrates winning his third round match against Britain’s Cameron Norrie Pool via REUTERS/Jed Leicester


World No.8 Roger Federer got off to a brilliant start in the second week of the Wimbledon Championships 2021. Facing Lorenzo Sengo in the pre-quarters of the tournament, Federer thrashed his opponent in straight sets. The final scoreline of the match was 7-5, 6-4, 6-2.

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Roger Federer will now play his 18th Wimbledon quarter-final match on July 7, 2021. This was his 118th match at the Wimbledon Championships and interestingly, he has now won 105 out of them which levels him with Rafael Nadal for the most wins at a single Grand Slam.

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

In the post-match interview, Federer revealed that he is extremely happy with the way he played. He also stated that even though the conditions were a little bit tricky on the Centre Court, he was able to control the things after the first set.

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“Extremely happy. Tricky conditions. After the first set, I was able to control things,” said Federer in the interview.

Rain disrupted the match during the first set. It was surely not easy for either Federer or Sonego to come back on the court after some time and regain momentum. However, Federer didn’t let his momentum slip and played some beautiful tennis even when the match resumed.

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“A big moment for me”- Roger Federer

The Swiss Maestro reflected that winning this match is surely a huge moment for him. He will be 40 next month and in a situation like this, every victory surely means a big thing for him.

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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

“It’s a big moment for me,” added the 20-time Grand Slam champion.

Roger Federer will now play against either Daniil Medvedev or Hubert Hurkacz in the quarters of the Wimbledon Championships 2021. Fans have really high expectations from him and want him to deliver this year. Will he be able to win his 21st Grand Slam title in London this year?

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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