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Update on Wimbledon 2021 in London

Karen Khachanov from Russian defeated Sebastian Korda from the USA, son of former Australian Open winner Petr Korda, with 3:6, 6:4, 5:7 and 10:8 in a real battle with 13 breaks in the deciding set. 

The fifth set against Khachanov turned into a nail-biter as his strength waned. The Russian served three times to win the match, but Korda broke back each time. Khachanov finally broke his serve on the fourth try after 3:49 hours.

Zverev out

Germany’s tennis player Alexander Zverev has failed in the last 16 at Wimbledon after losing to Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime with 4:6, 6:7 (6:8), 6:3, 6:3, 4:6.

“I gave him a lot of gifts at pretty important moments,” summed up Zverev, who served 20 double faults and wanted to get away from the number one spot quickly.

Zverev went into the duel with Auger-Aliassime with a flawless record of three wins without losing a set from three matches. However, in this match, he served 20 double faults. Zverev committed eight double faults in the first set alone, which he lost after leading 4:2. Auger-Aliassime fended off a set point in the tiebreak. Zverev rushed after the Canadian’s and was trailing 0:2 sets later. With a 2:1 lead in the third set, Zverev slipped and seemed to have injured his knee. However, he continued and saved himself for the fifth set, where his 18th double fault cost him a break.

After a short break due to rain, the German struggled to avoid going 3:0 down took a 3:2 lead instead. But Zverev’s consistency in service was missing. Finally, after 4:01 hours, Auger-Aliassime finished the game as the winner. 

World number 1 in the quarter-finals

Novak Djokovic reached the quarter-finals after defeating Cristian Garin from Chile with 6:2, 6:4, 6:2. The world number one from Serbia is aiming for his sixth title at Wimbledon. If he wins this year, it would be his 20th victory at a Grand Slam tournament and make him even with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

And how is Federer coping?

For the 18th time, Swiss Roger Federer made it to the quarter-finals of the Grand Slam tournament in London. The eight-time Wimbledon champion won against Lorenzo Sonego from Italy with 7:5, 6:4, 6:2. At 39 years and 337 days, Federer advanced to become the oldest Wimbledon quarter-finalist in the professional tennis era.

Federer will face either Russian Daniil Medvedev of Russia or Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz on Wednesday. Their match was abandoned in the fourth set due to rain and adjourned until Tuesday. Medvedev was ahead at that point with 2:1 sets.

Who made it to the quarter-finals in women tennis?

Ashleigh Barty from Australia reached the quarter-finals of Wimbledon for the first time in her career. The world number one beat French Open winner Barbora Krejcikova with 7:5 and 6:3. For Krejcikova from the Czech Republic, it was the first defeat after 15 victories. The Australian was the more consistent player in the close match.

Another player who reached the quarter-finals in London is Karolina Pliskova from the Czech Republic and former world number one.

The first Arab tennis player ever to reach the quarter-finals of Wimbledon is Tunisian Ons Jabeur, the world number 24. She won against Iga Swiatek from Poland with 5:7, 6:1 and 6:1. Swiatek won the French Open last year. 

Angelique Kerber from Germany also made it to the quarter-finals of Wimbledon. Three years ago she won the title in London. Kerber, who struggled recently, shows an excellent performance in this years Wimbledon. The German won against US-American Coco Gauff with 6:4 and 6:4. Kerber converted the first match point after 1:16 hours. Kerber will face Karolina Muchova from the Czech Republic in the quarter-finals today.

Australian Ajla Tomljanovic is in the quarter-finals after defeating the new British tennis darling Emma Raducanu with 6:4 and 3:0. Raducanu had to reitire. Thanks to a wildcard, the British player who is ranked 338 was able to play in Wimbledon. Her surprise appearance caused enthusiasm in England.

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