Wimbledon 2021: Federer closes gap on 21st Grand Slam, defeats Sonego to enter quarterfinals in rain-hit match

Wimbledon 2021 LIVE: Roger Federer vs Lorenzo Sonego, Watch LIVE streaming on Star Sports and Hotstar, Follow Latest Updates; check out
Wimbledon 2021 LIVE: Roger Federer vs Lorenzo Sonego, Watch LIVE streaming on Star Sports and Hotstar, Follow Latest Updates; check out

Wimbledon 2021: Federer closes gap on 21st Grand Slam, defeats Lorenzo Sonego to enter quarterfinals in rain-hit match- Tennis legend Roger Federer has ousted 23rd seed Lorenzo Sonego of Italy in his quest to enter the quarterfinals of the Wimbledon 2021. The match resumed after a short rain break once the Centre Court roof was closed during the opening set.

Federer won his 118th Wimbledon match and 18th quarterfinals of Wimbledon.

It was not easy, like Adrian Mannarino and Cameron Norrie, Lorenzo Sonego tested Roger Federer. Fortunately for the veteran champion, who will be 40 next month, unlike those two the Italian did not take him into a fourth set.

Indeed, after an hour-long first set the Swiss will have been relieved to wrap up the match in just over two hours. Key to this was the timing of the rain. That first set was finely poised, with Sonego facing a break-point at 5-5 when, 19 points into the service game, in which he had already saved three break points, the Heavens opened, the players went off and the Centre Court roof came on. When they resumed Federer broke, held, and took what proved an unshakeable grip on the tie.

Federer would probably have progressed anyway, the No.23 seed had been working much harder than the eight-time champion to hold his serve. It was the same in the second set, Federer breaking in the fifth game and maintaining that advantage. Thereafter the end was swift as Federer romped to 4-0 in the third before Sonego could gain a foothold.

The 20-time grand slam champion has earlier claimed easy wins over Cameron Norrie and Richard Gasquet after an early scare against Adrian Mannarino in the opening round. The ageless Federer has gone from strength to strength in a bid to go past Rafael Nadal and win his 21st Grand Slam to reinstate his position in the world of men’s singles tennis.

Wimbledon 2021: Federer closes gap on 21st Grand Slam, defeats Lorenzo Sonego to enter quarterfinals in rain-hit match

Wimbledon 2021 score: Roger Federer vs Lorenzo Sonego

Roger Federer vs Lorenzo Sonego 3rd set

6-2 Federer wins

5-2 to Sonego

5-1 Federer dominates

4-1 to Sonego

4-0 to Federer

3-0 to Federer

Sonego begs for support from the crowd

2-0 to Federer

1-0 to Federer

Roger Federer vs Lorenzo Sonego 2nd set

6-4 Federer claims second straight set

5-4 to Sonego

5-3 to Federer

4-3 to Songeo, excellent shot on display

4-2 Federer stretches the lead

3-2 to Federer

2-2 to Federer

2-1 to Sonego as see-sawing battles begins

1-1 to Federer

1-0 to Sonego

Roger Federer vs Lorenzo Sonego 1st set

7-5 Federer wins opening set after Centre Court turns into an indoor stadium

6-5 to Federer

Warmup complete

Federer and Sonego back on the court

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The Centre court took some time and it has been closed and the covers are off the ground.

Rain interrupts play

5-5 to Sonego, the game is evenly poised

5-4 Sonego reduces his deficit

5-3 Federer stretches his lead

4-3 to Federer, leads for the first time in the contest

3-3 Federer plays a wonderful backhand to level up against Sonego

3-2 to Sonego

2-2 as Federer rebounds

2-1 Strong start from Sonego

1-1 to Federer

1-0 to Sonego

Wimbledon 2021: Federer closes gap on 21st Grand Slam, defeats Lorenzo Sonego in rain-hit match

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Wimbledon 2021 LIVE streaming

The LIVE broadcast of Wimbledon 2021 will be covered by Star Sports India. You can also watch the tournament on OTT-platform Hotstar. If you stay in any other country apart from India, check from this list– Wimbledon broadcasters

With approximately 35 broadcasters on-site, rights holders receive their feeds via a ground-breaking IP infrastructure alongside global distribution to some 200 territories.

Wimbledon 2021 Prize Money

Singles

2021 Prize Money £ GBP Prize Money $ USD Prize Money € EUR % Change vs 2019
Winner £1,700,000 $2,399,520 €1,979,979 -27.66%
Runner-up £900,000 $1,270,334 €1,048,224 -23.40%
Semifinal £465,000 $656,339 €541,582 -20.92%
Quarterfinal £300,000 $423,445 €349,408 2.04%
Round 4 £181,000 $255,478 €210,810 2.84%
Round 3 £115,000 $162,320 €133,940 3.60%
Round 2 £75,000 $105,861 €87,352 4.17%
Round 1 £48,000 $67,751 €55,905 6.67%
Q3 £25,500 $35,993 €29,700 13.33%
Q2 £15,500 $21,878 €18,053 16.98%
Q1 £8,500 $11,998 €9,900 21.43%

 

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Source: wimbledon.com