Roger Federer vs Lorenzo Sonego LIVE: Wimbledon scores and updates from Centre Court
5.40pm: Federer and Sonego have met just once before, with the 39-year-old defeating the latter 6-2, 6-4, 6-4 in the 2019 French Open first round.
As the passionate crowd on Centre Court await the pair to emerge, you’ve got to imagine they will once again be in the corner of their eight-time champion.
You never know, this afternoon could be the last time Wimbledon witnesses Federer showcase his greatness on the hallowed turf.
5.35pm: Standing on the other side of the court is Lorenzo Sonego, inexperienced at this stage compared to the Swiss veteran.
Sonego is competing in his first last 16 match at SW19, losing in the first round in 2018 and 2019, but he comes into it in better form than Federer.
The Italian star was the runner-up in Eastbourne at his warm-up tournament, whilst Federer lost in the second round in Halle.
5.30pm: Federer is no stranger to playing in the Wimbledon last 16, with this year’s edition marking the 18th time he has reached the second week.
The eight-time champion looks to take one step closer to a record-extending ninth triumph this afternoon.
5pm: Roger Federer found it difficult during his opening two matches of the tournament but he began to find piece in his most recent win over Cameron Norrie.
“I definitely feel like I’ve gotten my rhythm now at this point,” the Swiss star said. “Clearly I’ve gone from lefty to righty to lefty. There was a bit of a breeze on the court as well. Sometimes I was still mistiming a little bit my shots.
“For the most part I was still trying to play on the front foot, play forward. When you do that, like I did against [Richard] Gasquet, you’re always going to miss some, and important is that I accept those and move on.
“I did that very well today. I thought I had a really excellent attitude, from what I can tell how I felt. That has been something that has changed nicely throughout the last weeks and months, to be honest.
“Maybe one of the first times I just felt very much at peace out there, really sort of a tranquility I guess to everything I was doing, where I wanted to serve, how I wanted to win my service games, then how I took misses, how I took wrong choices. I just brushed them off. It was like we’re moving on, things are going well. I know it’s the big picture that matters.”
4.45pm: Good afternoon and welcome to Express Sport’s live coverage of Roger Federer’s last-16 clash with Lorenzo Sonego.
Federer is hoping to win the 21st Grand Slam title of his career at the All England Club this week.
But his form has been rocky with only one of his opening three matches being completed in straight sets.
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