After the good debut, Roger Federer goes for more. The Swiss introduces himself this Wednesday at the ATP 500 in Halle in search of the quarterfinals.
His rival will be Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime (21st ATP) around 9, Argentina time, and he will be able to see it on ESPN 2.
The clash will be very particular. As portrayed by the ATP Tour, it will be the first match of the Helvetian (today 8th in the world) against a player born in this century. After having faced players born in the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s, now the Swiss will do so against a tennis player born from 2000.
Federer’s rival with the oldest date of birth is the Italian Gianluca Pozzi (June 17, 1965), against whom he ended his career with a 1-1 record after the defeat in the 1999 Davis Cup and the victory in Copenhagen in 2000. months before Federer’s rival was born this Wednesday.
This Wednesday will be Federer’s first match against the current Next Gen, as well as the match with the greatest age difference with his rival (19 years old) in his entire career. When Felix came to this world, the Swiss already had a 35-40 record in his career, and had already been an ATP finalist.
The winner will be seen in the quarterfinals against the German Jan-Lennard Struff (45 °) or the American Marcos Giron (75 °).