Roger Federer, eight times champion of Wimbledon, has fired this time in the quarterfinals after conceding even a 6-0 final against a Hubert hurkacz in a state of grace: 6-3, 7-6 (4) and 6-0 in just 1h.48 ‘of play. The 24-year-old Pole, world No. 18, will face the Italian in the semifinals on Friday Matteo berrettini or the canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime.
Federer, 39, has lived one of his roughest days in his favorite garden, the center court of the ‘Cathedral’ of tennis where he has experienced so many joys in his career. An annoying wind blew, but it was no excuse for the Swiss, who never found magic in his racket, quite the opposite of Hurkacz, whose powerful shots sent on the court.
About to turn 40, Wimbledon’2021 appeared as Federer’s best (who knows if last) opportunity to expand his collection of Grand slams: Share the record of 20 titles with Rafael Nadal Y Novak Djokovic (19) now has his freest way to join the club because the Serbian will be in the semifinals on Friday.