Roger Federer said it was ‘not fair for anyone’ that his Wimbledon quarter-final opponent won’t be decided until tomorrow.
Federer has reached his 18th Wimbledon quarterfinal on Manic Monday after beating Italian youngster Lorenzo Sonego 7-5, 6-4, 6-2.
Federer, who turns 40 next month, has surprised many with his dominance and athleticism on court, particularly following a long break from the sport due to double knee surgery.
Even coming into Wimbledon, the 20-time Grand Slam Champion had played very little tennis, playing only eight games all season and only two on a grass surface.
But, Centre Court Wimbledon has always been a second home to Federer, and he showed that on Monday winning comfortably in straight sets.
After the match, Federer said he was happy that he was able to control the match and really enjoyed it.
“I’m extremely happy. I felt after the first set, I was able to control things,” said Federer.
“It was a great match, I couldn’t be happier to be in the quarters. Thank you guys for coming out, and supporting and making it special.”
Federer was told that his quarterfinal opponent hadn’t yet been decided as the match between Daniil Medvedev and Hubert Hurkacz had to be postponed due to rain and is due to finish the following day.
In response, the Swiss ace sympathized with the players but then joked that further delays for them might actually be good for him.
“It is not fair for anyone. I have been in these situations before – but these guys are young and they can recover!
“Unfortunately they are very, very good too, so hopefully it rains again tomorrow. I’m kidding, I’m kidding!” joked Federer.
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