The three legends in the world of tennis, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, and Rafael Nadal, have advanced into the quarter-final round at Wimbledon. The Grand Slam heavyweights have continued to deliver sharp blows to their lightweight rivals at the famous Major tournament.
Federer, in fact, made his mark as the oldest male tennis player to have ever reached the quarter finals of a Grand Slam within 28 years. During his last match, Federer easily defeated Matteo Berrettini from Italy in a 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 match. It lasted only 74 minutes. After his quick work with the Italian, he also marked his 99th victory at the well-known All England Club.
Defending champion, Novak Djokovic, also easily defeated Ugo Humbert in a 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 match. On the other hand, Nadal cruised over Joao Sousa in a 6-2, 6-2, 6-2 match. Nadal’s victory over the Portuguese also advanced him to the quarter final round for the seventh time in his career.
So far, the brightest starlets of the ‘Next Gen’ have made early exits at Wimbledon. Talents such as Stefanos Tsitsipas, Auger-Aliassime, Alexander Zverev, and Denis Shapovalov have all failed to advance in the tournament. In fact, this has been the first Wimbledon where the players who are aged 30 and above are outnumbering the 20-something year olds.
When asked about possibly going against Nadal in the semi-final round, Federer said, “I’m really getting into a good groove now, today I was able to read his serve, get the returns back in play and hit well from the baseline… I’m still getting used to the conditions also but on the performance it was a really good match for me.”