Adrian Mannarino (41st) was forced to leave the match due to a knee injury caused by a fall in the fourth set and so Roger Federer (8th) got into the second round of Wimbledon. The Swiss ended up winning 6-4, 6-7 (3), 3-6, 6-2 and retired in his presentation.
The Frenchman played him as equals, and at times even better, the former world number 1. However, in the fourth set and after a phenomenal Her Majesty winner to the thigh, the Gaul slipped and could not avoid the fall.
Curious move at a key moment at Wimbledon.
That sleeve ended up being on the side of Federer, who thus forced a decisive fifth set. Despite that, Mannarino said enough. The pain in his knee was too much and he was forced to withdraw from the game
The Frenchman’s knee injury made it impossible to play the fifth set at Wimbledon.
Roger’s destiny is the second instance of Wimbledon. The Swiss will face Richard Gasquet (56 °), who beat the Japanese Yuichi Sugita (110 °) in his debut by 7-6 (4), 4-6, 6-2 and 6-1, in what will be the 21st meeting between the two, with an 18-2 advantage for Basel.