Living legend. It has been a long time since it stopped surprising, even so, it is still news: it is that Roger Federer (8th) gave the note again in Wimbledon after beating Lorenzo Sonego (27 °) by partials of 7-5, 6-4 and 6-2 in just over two hours of play and access the quarter finals at the tournament. In this way, the former world number one became the older tennis player to settle between the 8 best on the lawn of the All England Club.
With his victory over the Italian, the winner of 20 Grand Slam and 103 titles continues to break records on the ATP circuit. Reached his quarter-finals No. 58 at Grand Slam events (18 at Wimbledon); and with 39 years, 337 days, became the oldest player in reaching said instance in Cathedral in the Open Era. Ultimately, he earned a career-high 1251 victory and fell 23 short of matching Jimmy Connors’ overall record of 1274.
What’s more, Your Majesty equaled the record that was held by the Spanish Rafael Nadal as the tennis player with most wins in a unique tournament Major (at all times): the manacorí holds 105 at Roland Garros, while, with this result, the Swiss reached that same number at Wimbledon.
In the next round awaits the winner of the duel between the Russian Daniil Medvedev (2nd) and the polish Hubert Hurkacz (18th), party that was discontinued when he was 6-2, 6-7 (2), 6-3 and 3-4 in favor of the Moscow-born. The crash was rescheduled for Tuesday due to inclement weather.