Wimbledon 2021: Roger Federer books a quarter-final spot as the oldest to do so in modern era

Swiss star Roger Federer became the oldest quarter-finalist at the Wimbledon tournament on Monday after beating Lorenzo Sonego 7-5, 6-4, 6-2 in the fourth round with his classic performance.


On-road to his 22nd competition to the All England Club, the 39-year-old has only failed thrice to advance to the quarter-finals and he made sure this time as well by overcoming the Italian at the Centre Court by reaching his 18th Wimbledon last-eight.

“I am exceedingly happy. I felt that after the first set, I managed to control things. I couldn’t be more delighted to be in the quarters. It was a great match. It’s a big moment and I am very very happy,” said Federer.

Soon to be 40, Federer is behind his ninth Wimbledon title and his 21st Grand Slam that would take him ahead of Rafael Nadal who is currently tying with 20 Grand Slams. Swiss is a member of the club since 2003 where he won his first Grand Slam singles title at Wimbledon in 2003 at age 21.

Eight-time Wimbledon champion will next face the winner between Daniil Medvedev or Hubert Hurkacz for the clash to book a spot into the semi-finals.

The match between the second seed Medvedev and 14th seed Hurkacz was interrupted due to rain at night.