‘I couldn’t be more excited to be in the quarters’, says Roger Federer

Roger Federer said he was “extremely happy” after reaching the quarter-finals of Wimbledon with a comfortable straight sets win against Lorenzo Sonego. 

The eighth seed defeated the 23rd seed 7-5, 6-4, 6-2 in the fourth round to make the last eight of The Championships for a record-extending 18th time.

The 39-year-old will play either Daniil Medvedev or Hubert Hurkacz – who are yet to conclude their fourth round match – on Wednesday.

The contest between No. 2 seed Medvedev and No. 14 seed Hurkacz will be completed on Tuesday due to rain – with Medvedev currently leading 6-2, 6-7 (2-7), 6-3, 3-4.

“I’m extremely happy. Again, tricky conditions inside and outside against Lorenzo – who is always dangerous,” the Swiss said in an on-court interview.

“But I felt after that first set, I was able to control things. It was a great match, I couldn’t be more excited to be in the quarters. It’s a big moment and I’m very, very happy.

“Well you’re not happy about it [his potential quarter-final opponents needing to finish their match tomorrow]. It’s not fair though, but it’s how it goes. I’ve been in those situations many times before.

“These guys are young, they can recover [laughs]. It’s not a problem for them. Unfortunately they’re very good too, so hopefully it rains again tomorrow – I’m kidding.”

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