Roger Federer Wimbledon

Federer admits he’s ‘super relieved’ to come through Norrie showdown

Roger Federer required four sets to oust the British no. 2 and make it into the second week at Wimbledon.

The match went on for a little over two and a half hours, with the Swiss maestro eventually coming out the victor 6-4, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4.

“[I’m] super relieved,” Federer admitted in his on-court interview. “It was a tough battle with Cam [Norrie].

“He deserved that third set. I thought he played excellent today and for me I felt I was really able to keep a very high level of play and he got the good break there at the end of the third that cost me the set.

“But, overall I can be very happy with how I played.”

Cameron Norrie put up a strong challenge to Federer and has had an impressive season so far, winning the third most matches on the ATP tour entering Wimbledon and having made the final of Queen’s just prior to The Championships.

By contrast, Federer was only playing his 11th match of the 2021 season, but looked quite at home on his favourite court in front of the British crowd.

“Overall, I’m definitely playing at a high level right now. I got lucky in the first round, things are going really well for me.”