Federer into Wimbledon fourth round for 15th time

  • Federer into Wimbledon fourth round for 15th time

Federer into Wimbledon fourth round for 15th time

Following Federer's 7-6 6-4 6-4 win over Germany's Mischa Zverev in the third round of Wimbledon, the Swiss superstar heaped praise on his wife.

Nobody plays transition tennis with the creative verve of Roger Federer. He picked up his 236th win at a major.

If you lose to Roger, I feel like it's OK. "The first match was obviously cut short and didn't give me that much information about my game, but it did help me to save energy".

But the sport's leading lights are safely into the fourth round and Federer said: "I think it's great".

"And it came at the right time because Gulbis presents a great challenge".

"He is very unpredictable and he's got a huge serve".

The seven-time Wimbledon champion needed less than two hours to dispatch of his opponent, coming through 7-6 [3] 6-4 6-4 to set up a fourth-round clash with Grigor Dimitrov.

1 registered one of the biggest wins of his career to reach the last 32 at the All England Club, defeating No. 23 seed John Isner in a five-set thriller that lasted three hours and 52 minutes on Thursday.

The majestic Federer mixed tweeners with a ridiculous backhand drive volley victor in seeing off Bernard Tomic's first-round slayer Zverev in less than two hours.

The victory puts the Swiss into the second week at Wimbledon for the 15th time in his career. "He is at the flawless age right now to really understand his game, he is physically very strong, and I think mentally he has really taken that next step".

"The first two matches I didn't see any significant difference".

"We go one round at a time and I must say it's always the first goal to get to the second week at some stage", he said.

Today he is up a against 5ft 9in Dudi Sela, the Israeli journeyman who has already...

1 again for the first time in three years.

Federer leads 5-0 in his head-to-head against Dimitrov, a Wimbledon semifinalist in 2014.

But if Murray can overcome his recent hip injury, the Scot will also be a serious contender for the title when he walks through the hallowed corridors of Centre Court.

A glance at the match statistics says otherwise as Federer produced 61 winners to just seven errors, proof if it were needed that he might just be back to his very best. "I was efficient on my serve, created a bunch of opportunities". I can control only what's on my side, in my team, what I do to prepare myself the best way that I can before the match. It was also avoidable not to be broken in the first set, but then I had to hang on to it with being down one breakpoint or two breakpoints maybe at 5-All in the first set.

"I mean, if you don't hit hard and fast, he's going to destroy you".

Raonic, who lost to Andy Murray in last year's final, is into the fourth round for the third time in four years.

It took a matter of minutes for Querrey to finish off Tsonga in their third-round match that was halted due to bad light deep into the deciding set on Friday. "I haven't had that kind of experience before in Wimbledon, to be honest". I've played there before, I've won. Never something I thought would happen.

Querrey made headlines at the All England Club a year ago when he stunned Djokovic in the third round.

Murray, ever at home on his favorite grass surface, also singles out some outsiders, too: Nick Kyrgios, Zverev, and Raonic. "Wimbledon is my favorite tournament", Querrey said. It is likely that the backhand and serve will be the key areas for both players, particularly Dimitrov, as he will have to maintain a high first serve percentage and protect his weaker backhand wing. "It's going to come down to a couple points here or there".

With top-seeded titleholder Andy Murray and dual victor Rafael Nadal already through, and Tomas Berdych, Kevin Anderson and Gilles Muller joining the superstar quartet, there will be seven men aged over 30 fighting for the trophy in the business week for the first time in the 49-year Open era. Alexander faces Sebastian Ofner, a 21-year-old Austrian qualifier who is ranked only 217th.

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