Federer happy in his win over Sonego
Win or lose in Wimbledon, Roger Federer is just glad to make the most of his run. The Swiss star pushed his huge run in the tourney after a win over Lorenzo Sonego in three sets, 7-5, 6-4, and 6-2. Federer believes he is back in his groove after a long run full of injuries.
Federer once had a plan to retire from the game after getting a huge win at Wimbledon. Fans keep on saying that the star might hold that thought back for now. The Swiss star plays like he is in his early years and has been at the best of his games so far.
Sonego did not last long in his game with Federer. The Italian has put up a tricky test but the Swiss did well to will through all of it. Federer saved two of the three break points he faced in the match to punch his ticket to his 58th Grand Slam quarter-final.
‘I’m extremely happy. Tricky conditions inside and outside against Lorenzo, always dangerous’, the Swiss said. ‘But I felt like after that first set, I was able to control things. It was a great match. I couldn’t be more excited to be in the quarters. It’s a big moment and I’m very, very happy’.
The Swiss star has been thriving in his fifth tourney for the 2021 ATP Tour. Federer has shaken off a lot of setbacks when he lost in Geneva and Halle. He also has his first walkover in a Grand Slam after the third round in the French Open.
Federer has played well despite the match being hampered by the rain. Most of the matches in the contest had to be moved to another time due to the bad weather.
‘You’re not happy about it. It’s not fair, but that’s how it goes. I’ve been in those situations many times before’, Federer said. ‘These guys are young, they can recover. It’s not a problem for them’.
The eight-time champ has played well at SW19 and proved that he can still make those big moves in the game. Federer might be too late to chase some points this year, but he is glad to play better than ever.
Words: Paul Daniel Flores