Wimbledon 2021: Federer claims victory after Mannarino’s walkover post-4-set thriller- Tennis legend and runner-up Roger Federer has progressed to the second round after Adrian Mannarino in the first round of Wimbledon 2021. Sixth seed Federer survived a massive scare against Adrian Mannarino before advancing to the Wimbledon second round on Tuesday when the Frenchman retired with a knee injury after slipping on court.
The match was poised at 6-4 6-7(3) 3-6 6-2 with the eight-times Wimbledon champion forcing a fifth set before Mannarino, who was celebrating his 33rd birthday on Tuesday, decided he could not continue.
Federer was serving with a 4-2 lead in the fourth set when the 41st-ranked Mannarino slipped while attempting a return and twisted his right knee.
The Frenchman received medical attention on Centre Court and limped back to complete the set before shaking hands with Federer, who now has a 7-0 head-to-head record against him.
Federer, at 39 the oldest man in the draw at this year’s grasscourt Grand Slam, will meet either Frenchman Richard Gasquet or Yuichi Sugita of Japan for a place in the third round.
Wimbledon 2021 score: Federer vs Mannarino HighlightsFederer vs Mannarino 5th set
Federer vs Mannarino 4th set
Federer claims the set 6-2
5-2 to Federer
Mannarino falls after injury to the right knee. Physio taking a look. He is back on the court.
4-2 Mannarino rebounds
4-1 to Federer
3-1 Mannarino wins first game of 4th set
3-0 in Federer
2-0 The fightback is ON from Federer
1-0 to Federer, Well, that was extraordinary
Federer vs Mannarino 3rd set
6-3 Third set to Mannrino
5-3 Federer is back at his very best, Can he hold on it?
5-2 Mannarino a game away from victory
4-2 Mannarino stretches lead over Federer
3-2 Mannarino takes lead
2-2 Federer levels up against Mannarino
2-1 Federer bounces back
2-0 Mannarino in the act
1-0 to Mannarino
Federer vs Mannarino 2nd set
Mannarino wins opening set tie-breaker 7-6 (7-3)
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6-6, The match enters a tie-breaker
6-5 to Federer
5-5 Mannarino delays Federer’s voctory
5-4 to Federer
3-3 Scores level
3-2 to Federer
2-2 Mannarino fights back once again
2-1 to Federer
1-1 Mannarino in the act
1-0 to Federer
Federer vs Mannarino 1st set
6-4 Federer wins opening set
5-4 to Federer, a game away from opening set victory
It’s 4-4, the opening set is evenly poised
4-3 to Federer, a brilliant backend display from the duo
3-3 The pattern goes on
3-2 Federer takes leads
2-2 Mannarino rebounds
The roof has been closed to prevent rain, Centre court has turned into an indoor court
2-1 Federer looking on song
1-1 Mannarino levels up
1-0 to Federer
A little warmup- short practice underway
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(With Reuters inputs)