On 5th July 2021, Roger Federer entered the Wimbledon quarter-finals. Therefore, he became the oldest man to do so. He is the first person to achieve this feat since the dawn of the Open Era in 1968. Federer defeated Italian player Lorenzo Sonego by 7-5, 6-4, 6-2. Further, Lorenzo Sonego is currently ranked as world number 27. Additionally, Federer will be turning 40 in August.
Roger Federer Expresses Concern Over Possible Covid Waves
As the Wimbledon organisers are welcoming crowds, Federer talked about his views on the pandemic. He says, ‘I’m still not a hundred per cent convinced that we are on the other side. I still think there is more to come. Last year in the summer, we also felt the same way, super positive, having a few cases here and there. It looked very promising then everything changed again later on in the year.’
Because the organisers are following the 50% capacity rule, it can be dropped now. This rule has been in force since the beginning of the Wimbledon tournament. As a matter of fact, Wimbledon was cancelled last year because of the coronavirus. Not to mention, it was the first time since the Second World War.
Federer In Tokyo Olympics
The Swiss tennis player is all set to take part in Tokyo Olympics, as confirmed by the Swiss Olympic Association. He will represent Switzerland in the men’s singles tennis tournament. Evidently, Tokyo Olympics will be the third Olympic event of Federer. The Tennis Tournament is starting on 24th July. The game will conclude on 1st August. It includes men’s and women’s doubles, men’s and women’s singles and mixed doubles. Most importantly, the 39-year-old legendary tennis player is the only representative of Switzerland’s men’s team. Federer is aiming to win his ninth Wimbledon title.
The countdown has started for the Summer Olympics!