Wimbledon 2021: Novak Djokovic arrives at 50th Grand Slam quarterfinal; Roger Federer becomes oldest man to reach quarters in Open era

Wimbledon 2021: Novak Djokovic arrives at 50th Grand Slam quarterfinal; Roger Federer becomes oldest man to reach quarters in Open era

Two-time defending Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic arrived at his 50th Grand Slam quarterfinal and Roger Federer became the oldest man to reach the Wimbledon quarterfinals in the Open time with his 105th career victory at the competition on Monday, while a motorcade of novices likewise made the final eight.

Novices on the men’s side included Canadians Denis Shapovalov and Felix Auger-Aliassime, Marton Fucsovics of Hungary, Italian Matteo Berrettini and Russian Karen Khachanov, who won an bizarre fifth set to beat American Sebastian Korda on Korda’s 21st birthday.

The fourth-round match between No. 2-cultivated Daniil Medvedev and No. 14 Hubert Hurkacz, in the mean time, was suspended in the fourth set until Tuesday on account of downpour. Medvedev drives 6-2, 6-7 (2), 6-3, 3-4, with the players on serve in the fourth set. Medvedev additionally is looking for his first billet in a Wimbledon quarterfinal.

Djokovic procured his twelfth quarterfinal compartment at Wimbledon by overcoming Cristian Garin of Chile 6-2, 6-4, 6-2, which attaches him with Arthur Gore for third put on the men’s unequaled rundown, behind Federer’s 18 and Jimmy Connors’ 14. He is the fifth player to arrive at 50 Grand Slam quarterfinals, joining Federer (58), Chris Evert (54), Serena Williams (54) and Martina Navratilova (53), as per ESPN Stats and Information.

“It’s a privilege to break records in the sport that I truly love,” Djokovic said. “I’m devoted to this sport as much as I think anybody out there on the tour. I just try to do my best.”

The top-ranked Serb lost only three focuses on his first serve in the match and saved the lone two break points he confronted. He is looking for his 6th title at the All England Club and a record-tying twentieth Grand Slam trophy.

The 39-year-old Federer, who has won the Wimbledon title eight times, broke the age record for quarterfinalists in the Open time (since 1968) held by Ken Rosewall, who was additionally 39 when he arrived at the last eight of every 1974, by beating Lorenzo Sonego 7-5, 6-4, 6-2 on Center Court. Rosewall was 39 years, 224 days old on the last day of the ’74 Wimbledon competition, as indicated by ESPN Stats and Information, while Federer will be 39 years, 337 days old on the last day of the current year’s event.

“Well, I mean, I guess to some extent it’s nice to see that the work I put in paid off, that I’m able to play at this level,” said Federer, who only had played eight matches this year before last week.

It additionally was Federer’s 105th match triumph at Wimbledon in his career, tying Rafael Nadal (105 game dominates at the French Open) for most such wins at a Grand Slam in the Open time, as per ESPN’s Stats and Information.

Shapovalov defeated No. 8-cultivated Roberto Bautista Agut 6-1, 6-3, 7-5, while the 20-year-old Auger-Aliassime, cultivated sixteenth, procured his initial five-set victory and his first billet in a significant quarterfinal by beating No. 4 Alexander Zverev 6-4, 7 (6), 3-6, 3-6, 6-4. It’s the first run through two Canadian men have progressed to the quarterfinals of a similar Grand Slam competition, as indicated by ESPN Stats and Information.

“It’s unbelievable,” Auger-Aliassime said. “I’m a normal guy from Montreal, Canada, and here I am. Surely the best victory of my life.”

Fucsovics became the main Hungarian man to arrive at the Wimbledon quarterfinals since 1948 after at last getting the better of Andrey Rublev on Monday.

Fucsovics rallied to beat the No. 5-cultivated Russian 6-3, 4-6, 4-6, 6-0, 6-3 on No. 2 Court to set up a meeting with Djokovic.

Fucsovics was eliminated by Rublev in four straight tournaments recently, including one injury withdrawal, and furthermore lost to him finally year’s French Open.

He turned into the first Hungarian man since 1981 to arrive at the quarterfinals of any Grand Slam competition and the first since Jozsef Asboth in 1948 to do as such at Wimbledon.

Berrettini became the first Italian man in quite a while (since Davide Sanguinetti in 1998) to arrive at the Wimbledon quarterfinals by facilitating past unseeded Ilya Ivashka 6-4, 6-3, 6-1.

The seventh-cultivated Berrettini landed just 53% of his first serves yet was broken just a single time in the match. He got done with 37 champs to 16 for Ivashka, and broke his rival six times.

Berrettini won the Queen’s Club grass-court tournament last month and has dropped just one set so far at Wimbledon.

Khachanov, cultivated No. 25, outlived Korda 3-6, 6-4, 6-3, 5-7, 10-8. With the two players battling fatigue and nerves, there were 13 administrations breaks in the last set, and for Korda, it was a disappointing end to an otherwise impressive Wimbledon debut.

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