After securing a quarter-final berth at Wimbledon, Roger Federer laments a “unfair” edge.
Roger Federer has advanced to the quarter-finals at Wimbledon.
Roger Federer thinks it’s unfair that he gets a day off ahead of his Wimbledon quarter-final opponent. With a straight-set victory over Lorenzo Sonego, the Swiss star secured his place in the last eight.
While his possible last-16 opponents battle it out on Tuesday, the sixth seed can relax.
The match between Daniil Medvedev and Hubert Hurkacz was called off due to rain, with the Russian leading two sets to one.
Federer added, “You’re not happy about it, it’s not fair, but that’s how it happens.” “These players are young and have the ability to recuperate; it will not be an issue for them.
“Unfortunately, they’re also quite good, so let’s hope it rains again tomorrow… I’m joking.”
Federer struggled in the early portions of his match against Sonego, but he eventually worked his way through the gears to win 7-5, 6-4, 6-2.
“I am quite happy,” the 39-year-old added. It was a difficult situation inside and out against Lorenzo, who is always dangerous.
“I was able to handle things after the first set. It was a fantastic match, and I’m thrilled to be in the quarterfinals.
“I am overjoyed, and I want to express my gratitude to you people for coming out; it is quite special.”
In the meantime, Wimbledon will no longer have a middle Sunday break starting in 2022, thus Federer spent the day this year pleasantly roaming the grounds of the All England Club.
Federer explained, “It’s quite special, which is why I went for a little walk with the team to enjoy that Sunday.”
“It was always there to give the grass a break and give the players something to do.
“This club and this competition have a lot of traditions. I just felt like we’ll look back in 20 or 50 years and say, “This was the last Sunday,” for all the players throughout the last 100 years, or however old the tournament is.
“It’s also the last Manic Monday; the day falls into place, and you play every other day.
“I am grateful that I was able to play during a time when there was a middle Sunday, but we must adapt to the changes.
“There is more tennis here, so more people will be able to attend the competition. It does allow us a little more leeway in the event of rain. It was a one-of-a-kind occasion.”Brinkwire Summary News.”