Roland Garros day 8 recap: Serena’s broken dream, Federer’s withdrawal, and…

A news shocked Roland Garros 2021 day 8: Roger Federer withdrawed from the tournament! The Swiss Maestro, after the incredible victory in four sets after almost four hours of play against Dominik Kopefer, has given up facing Matteo Berrettini in the fourth round: the Italian player therefore enters the quarter-finals of Roland Garros for the first time in his career . For Berrettini, who had reached the semifinals at the US Open 2019, this is the second quarter-final in a Grand Slam.

Serena Williams was eliminated in the fourth round by Elena Rybakina, thus putting an end, for now, to the dream / nightmare called 24th Slam. Rybakina now will waiting for her will be Anastasia Pavlyuchenova, who instead recovers a set of disadvantage to Viktoria Azarenka. With the challenge between Kei Nishikori and Alexander Zverev the curtain falls on day 8 at the Roland Garros 2021. The German mposes himself with an excellent 6-4 6-1 6-1.

In the other matches, Daniil Medevedev instead beats Christian Garin without too much difficulty.  The main alternative to Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic on earth is called Stefanos Tsitsipas. The Greek talent, an obligatory favorite in the bottom half, plays an extraordinarily orderly match against Pablo Carreno Busta.

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Andy Murray released a tweet to praise his friend and great rival Roger Federer after his victory over Dominik Koepfer. A beautiful message, in which the Scot wrote: “I don’t care how it ends Just seeing Roger Federer at 38 and two knee surgeries playing in an empty stadium at half-time and fighting is inspiring for me.”

Roger Federer offers some ideas to help young people stay calm: “How do you stay happy along the way? You lose a game and get back to training. This process is repeated thousands of times in a player’s career. You should be happy, optimistic, and living your dream, but losing is never fun. You need to find a way to enjoy training sessions or just take a break when you need it. The only problem is that you perceive as if you are missing something. That’s why I’ve always tried to play as much as possible.”