Wednesday, June 30, 2021 11:35 AM (GMT+7)
(Sports News, Tennis News) Roger Federer has just made interesting statements after his “howling” debut at Wimbledon this year. “Express train” also believes that the hometown team will defeat the Spanish giants to win tickets to the upcoming EURO semi-finals.
Video Roger Federer lucky to win Adrian Mannarino in the first round of Wimbledon 2021:
After losing to Felix-Auger Aliassime in the second round of the Halle Open, Roger Federer made his fans feel insecure when entering this year’s Wimbledon. In the opening match at the Center Court of the All England Club on the evening of June 29, he only had to face Adrian Mannarino, but “Express Train” had many difficulties.
Federer won 6-4 in the first set but lost 6-7 (3) and 3-6 in the following two sets. In the fourth set, the 39-year-old Swiss legend regained his composure to defeat Mannarino 6-2.
In the first game of the 5th set, when FedEx was leading 15-0, the 41st-ranked opponent in the world gave up due to injury to help the owner of 8 Wimbledon championships win tickets to the second round against another French player. is Richard Gasquet on July 1st.
Federer was lucky when Mannarino suffered a knee injury and the French opponent had to give up the first set of 5 in the first round of Wimbledon this year.
Speaking after the recent tough match against Mannarino, Federer sympathized with his defeat: “It’s not the best way to win for me. The opponent’s knee injury reminds me of what I’ve been through under similar circumstances.”
The Basel-born legend (Switzerland) denied thinking about the prospect of having to play his last match at Wimbledon 2021 when he was led 2-1 back by Mannarino after 3 sets: “I played with my mind in mind. will have difficulty in the first round. But I never thought it would be my last game here.”
Federer also admitted that the grass surface was slippery when the roof of the Center court was closed in the context of rain in London in the middle of the match against Mannarino, making it a bit difficult for him.
“The court is always more slippery than in the first days players play here. But I have a feeling that the humidity of the yard is greater when the roof is closed,” said the Swiss general.
Federer also made remarkable statements predicting the quarterfinals of EURO 2020. He believes his home team Switzerland will make a surprise when defeating the “big man” of Spain in the competition that takes place at this time. 23h night 2/7 (Vietnam time) on Krestovsky Stadium (St. Petersburg, Russia).
“I am not a person who watches football much. I just regularly follow Basel club matches. But what happened recently in both the Spain – Croatia match and the France – Switzerland match were all very interesting, especially when Mbappe missed in the penalty shootout.
Playing against Spain will be difficult in the quarter-finals, but I hope we (Switzerland) will be in the semi-finals. This is the best time for my country’s team to do that,” Federer said.
Federer believes his home team Switzerland can beat Spain to reach the semi-finals of EURO 2020
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