July 3 (UPI) — Swiss tennis star Roger Federer advanced to the fourth round at Wimbledon for a record-extending 18th time after beating Britain’s Cameron Norrie in four sets Saturday on Centre Court in London.
The eight-time Wimbledon champion defeated Norrie 6-4, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 in their third-round match. Norrie was the last British man remaining in the tournament.
Federer will play No. 23 seed Lorenzo Sonego of Italy on Monday. Sonego beat James Duckworth 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 to reach the fourth round.
Also Saturday, second-seeded Daniil Medvedev rallied past No. 32 seed Marin Cilic in five sets. Medvedev dropped the first two sets before dominating the last three to claim a 6-7 (3), 3-6, 6-3, 6-3, 6-2 victory.
No. 4 seed Alexander Zverev beat American Taylor Fritz 6-7 (3), 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (4), and seventh-seeded Matteo Berrettini dominated unseeded Aljaz Bedene in straight sets.
Nick Kyrgios, meanwhile, had to retire because of an abdominal injury after the second set of his third-round match against No. 16 seed Felix Auger-Aliassime. Kyrgios won the opening set 6-2 but lost the second 6-1.
On the women’s side at Wimbledon, 17-year-old American Cori “Coco” Gauff is back into the second week of the tournament after a 6-3, 6-3 win over Kaja Juvan on Saturday on Centre Court.
Gauff finished with 21 winners and broke her opponent five times in the victory. With the win, she has matched her breakout result from the 2019 event, when she reached the fourth round.
The 20th-seeded Gauff will challenge former Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber on Monday. Kerber, who is the only former women’s winner left in the draw, beat unseeded Aliaksandra Sasnovich 2-6, 6-0, 6-1 to advance.
Later Saturday, top-ranked Ash Barty reached the fourth round at Wimbledon for the second time following her 6-3, 7-5 win over Katerina Siniakova. Barty will face French Open winner Barbora Krejcikova on Monday.