Wimbledon: Roger Federer beats Norrie to enter fourth round

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For the 18th time, Roger Federer entered the second week at Wimbledon as he defeated Cameron Norrie in the third round 6-4, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 at Centre Court on Saturday.

It took the Swiss Maestro two hours and 35 minutes after four sets, he got the job done. Federer faced a blip when he conceded the third set after winning the first two. However, he fought back and to take the fourth and decisive set.

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Having won the first two sets, Federer was riding high on confidence before the British tennis player stunned him in the third essay.

Federer, whose only loss to a British player at Wimbledon came against Tim Henman in the 2001 quarter-finals, came back in the fourth set to clinch the game.

The Swiss tennis maestro will next lock horns with Italian 23rd seed Lorenzo Sonego in his quest for a record-breaking 21st Grand Slam singles title.

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Earlier in the day, star India player Sania Mirza and her doubles partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands were knocked out of the Wimbledon Championships.

They lost their second-round match to Russian tennis players Veronika Kudermetova and Elena Vesnina 4-6, 3-6.

In the first set, Sania and Bethanie Mattek-Sands fought hard but the Russian duo took the game away from them.

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Riding on the winning momentum, Kudermetova and Vesnina clinched the second set quite easily.

(With inputs from ANI)

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