Roger Federer def Richard Gasquet, rating, end result, video

Roger Federer turned the oldest man in 46 years to succeed in the Wimbledon third spherical on Thursday with a straight units win over Richard Gasquet.

Federer, 39, defeated his French rival 7-6 (7/1), 6-1, 6-4 to make the final 32 for the 18th time, a brand new report.

Australia’s Ken Rosewall was 40 when he made the third spherical on the All England Membership in 1975.

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Federer, who has eight Wimbledon titles, beat Gasquet for the nineteenth time in 21 conferences and can tackle Cameron Norrie of Britain for a spot within the final 16.

“I do know Richard rather well, we’ve performed so many occasions in opposition to one another. It’s all the time a pleasure taking part in in opposition to him,” mentioned Federer.

“It was an exquisite match, I’m proud of my efficiency. A tricky first set, I used to be proud of the second set and I used to be higher within the third, so I’m very, very completely happy.”

Federer admits the Centre Court docket crowd might have break up loyalties when he faces 25-year-old Norrie for a spot within the final 16.

“I hope the gang will get into it no matter whether or not they’re for him or me for the final 20 years,” mentioned Federer.

“Cam is an effective man and is having an exquisite yr. He has achieved effectively right here however it’s time for him to exit!”

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