Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic are in the Wimbledon quarterfinals, while Coco Gauff ended her run after today’s matches.
Federer became the oldest player to reach the final 8 at Wimbledon, beating Lorenzo Sonego 7-5, 6-4, 6-2, and displaying a magnificent performance. The Swiss reminded everyone of the good old, old days when he dominated the courts of the All England Club. His rival tried to put some resistance, but Roger was better and better as time went by, as if isn’t at the doorway of the fifth decade.
He surpassed the legendary Ken Rosewell as the oldest player to reach the quarterfinals of this Grand Slam. Today’s victory was FedEx’s 105th at Wimbledon.
His next opponent will be the winner of the clash between Daniil Medvedev and Hubert Hurkacz, who was suspended due to the rain.
The world No.1 and the reigning champion here, Novak Djokovic, sliced Chile’s, Cristian Garin also in straight sets, 6-2, 6-4, 6-2, displaying his fantastic power. The Serb is the absolute favorite to lift the trophy and tie himself with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
By the way, this is the 50th Grand Slam quarterfinals for the Serbian, who is now the fifth-ever player with such an achievement.
His rival in the quarterfinals will be the first Hungarian in more than seven decades to reach this stage here, Marton Fucsovics, who had an exhausting matchup with Andrey Rublev, 6-3, 4-6, 4-6, 6-0, 6-3.
The two remaining quarterfinals in the men’s competition are Karen Khachanov vs. Denis Shapovalov and Matteo Berrettini vs. Felix Auger Aliassime.
Coco Gauff couldn’t extend her run in London, with the 17-year old losing in the fourth round to the former champion, Angelique Kerber, 6-4, 6-4. The teenager stated that she felt this was a tight loss and that as time goes by, she is decreasing the gap between her and the top 10 players.
Gauff had problems defending her serve, with Kerber converting four of five break-point chances. This is yet another lesson for Gauff, who showed signs of massive potential and is now expected to take a step forward and win some trophies shortly.
Kerber meets Karolina Muchova in the quarterfinals. The Czech player was better than Paula Badosa in straight sets, 7-6, 6-4. Os Jaber will face Aryna Sabalenka. Jaber is the first Arab player in the lady’s competition to enter the last eight.
Karolina Pliskova meets Viktorija Golubic, while the all-Australian matchup between Alja Tomljanovic and Ash Barty closes the ladies’ quarterfinals’ list.