Alert: Federer sails past Sonego to become oldest Wimbledon quarter-finalist in history

Roger Federer continued his pursuit of a record ninth Wimbledon men’s singles title, taking out Italy’s Lorenzo Sonego in straight sets.

Roger Federer, Wimbledon 2021
  • What happened: Roger Federer cruised past Italy’s Lorenzo Sonego to book a spot in the Wimbledon quarter-finals, 7-5, 6-4, 6-2.
  • Key stat: Federer reaches a record 18th Wimbledon quarter-final, and a 58th Grand Slam quarter-final. He improves to 105-13 lifetime at SW19.
  • Age is just a number: At 39 years 337 days, Federer has become the oldest man to reach the quarterfinals at Wimbledon in the Open era. He is also the oldest Grand Slam quarter-finalist since Ken Rosewell in 1977.
  • A winning proposition: Federer has cracked 184 winners across four matches at Wimbledon. He has struck 37 aces, 69 forehand winners and 24 backhand winners.
  • Next opponent: Federer will face either Daniil Medvedev or Hubert Hurkacz next at Wimbledon.
  • To follow the matches live, see the men’s and women’s draws, we recommend that you visit the official tournament website.
  • Follow all our Wimbledon news here.

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