Wimbledon: Roger Federer beats Cam Norrie to leave Emma Raducanu as the last British player in contention | Tennis News

Briton Cam Norrie does not follow in teenage Emma Raducanu’s footsteps in reaching week two at Wimbledon as he is beaten in four sets by Roger Federer; former Swiss world number one stays on course for record ninth All England Club title

Last updated: 07/03/21 18:26

Roger Federer beat Briton Cameron Norrie on center court to reach Wimbledon fourth round

Roger Federer beat Briton Cameron Norrie on center court to reach Wimbledon fourth round

Roger Federer continued to dominate British players, edging Cam Norrie in four sets to reach the fourth round at Wimbledon for the 18th time in his career.

Federer, who hasn’t lost to a British player since losing to Andy Murray in the 2013 Australian Open semi-finals, extended his touring-level winning streak to 13 games with a 6-4 6-4 5-7 6-4 victory on center court.

Norrie aimed to become the second British player to beat Federer at Wimbledon – and the first since 2001, when Tim Henman beat a young Swiss in the quarter-finals, but despite a strong performance, Federer’s class ultimately prevailed.

Sixth-seeded Federer appeared to qualify for the fourth round with just two sets ahead for Norrie to break to enjoy clinching the third. It was that good, however, with the sixth seed hitting 48 winners en route to the knockout stages of a Grand Slam for the 69th time in his career.

Norrie, who qualified for the third round of the third consecutive Grand Slam tournament, after losing to Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open and Roland Garros this year, had hoped to do better against the 20-time Grand Slam champion. Slam, but it was Federer who qualified for a meeting with the 23rd seed of Italy Lorenzo Sonego.

Federer said: “I’m super relieved. It was a tough battle with Cam. A little extra lap but he deserved this third set.

“I thought he played really well today and for me I felt I was really able to keep a very high level of play. He got the right break at the end of the third which got me cost the set but overall I can be very happy with the way I played.

“I guess this one is special because I’m almost 40. At this point it’s quite a bonus and we’ll see how far I can get here.”

The British No.2 follows Andy Murray and Dan Evans out of the tournament. So after having had three men until the third round of the singles at Wimbledon for the first time since 1999, British interest now rests in the hands of teenager Emma Raducanu in the singles women.

Nick Kyrgios retired from his match with Felix Auger-Aliassime due to abdominal injury

Nick Kyrgios retired from his match with Felix Auger-Aliassime due to abdominal injury

Nick Kyrgios had to withdraw from his third round game against Canada Felix Auger Aliassime by injury.

The Australian, who wowed crowds with both his antics and his tennis this week, was one set with Auger-Aliassime when he succumbed to an abdominal injury.

Auger-Aliassime will assume Alexander Zverev after Germany’s fourth seed equaled his best Wimbledon performance by coming off a set to beat Taylor Fritz.

He already made the last 16 four years ago, but discovered impressive Grand Slam consistency and managed 6-7 (3-7) 6-4 6-3 7-6 (7-4) hitting 45 winners .

American Fritz was looking to reach the fourth round of a major tournament for the first time despite knee surgery less than a month ago, but was unsuccessful.

Jamie Murray (right) and Bruno Soares were eliminated from the men's doubles

Jamie Murray (right) and Bruno Soares were eliminated from the men’s doubles

Jamie Murray and Brazilian Bruno Soares were beaten in the second round of the men’s doubles by unranked duo Andrey Golubev and Robin Haase.

Murray entered the tournament with a neck injury, and he and Soares have been trying to regain their form since meeting earlier this year.

It won’t come here, with Kazakh Golubev and Dutchman Haase recovering from a set to win 6-7 (3-7) 6-3 6-2.

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