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Roger Federer vs Hubert Hurkacz, Wimbledon 2021: live score and latest updates from quarter-finals - REUTERS

Roger Federer vs Hubert Hurkacz, Wimbledon 2021: live score and latest updates from quarter-finals – REUTERS

04:19 PM

Federer 3-6, 4-2 Hurkacz*

Federer drop shot return winner, Hurkacz barely moved, exquisite, 15-15. Federer backhand winner, 30-30.

Hurkacz ace to hold.

04:15 PM

Federer* 3-6, 4-1 Hurkacz

Federer serve and volley winner, 30-0. Always lovely to see. Excellent Hurkacz backhand pass, 30-15. Federer forehand long, 30-30.

Federer sees out the danger with a forehand winner.

04:12 PM

Federer 3-6, 3-1 Hurkacz*

Hurkacz hits a drop shot winner to go 40-15 in front then nets a drop shot, 40-30. Hurkacz forehand wide, deuce. An opening for Federer.

But Hurkacz serves out the game to get on the scoreboard in this set.

04:07 PM

Federer* 3-6, 3-0 Hurkacz

Federer nets a forehand, 15-30. Hurkacz return into the net, 30-30. Federer shanks a backhand long, break point Hurkacz.

Wind and bad bounce catches out Hurkacz. Deuce. Hurkacz drop shot winner, excellent shot selection. Break point. Federer volley winner, deuce.

Federer backhand is called wide, another Hurkacz break point. Federer forehand winner, clutch point.

Big hold for Federer as Hurkacz puts a forehand wide.

04:00 PM

Federer 3-6, 2-0 Hurkacz*

Stunning Federer sliced backhand return off Hurkacz’s second serve, 0-30. Hurkacz backhand long, three break points.

Federer is off target with a forehand on the first. Hurkacz ace on the second. Hurkacz double fault. Federer breaks.

A gift for the Swiss.

03:55 PM

Second set: Federer* 3-6, 1-0 Hurkacz

Fabolous drop shot by Hurkacz, 30-15. He’s enjoying himself right now. Federer ace, 40-15.

Hurkacz return long allows Federer to hold.

03:52 PM

Federer 3-6 Hurkacz*

Federer forehand winner to start the game, 0-15. Hurkacz volley winner, 15-15. Big first serve by Hurkacz is too much for Federer. Hurkacz forehand winner, two set points.

Federer forehand return into the net and Hurkacz takes the opening set.

03:49 PM

Federer* 3-5 Hurkacz

Federer holds to 15. Pressure onto Hurkacz now.

03:46 PM

Federer 2-5 Hurkacz*

Two unforced errors to start the game from Federer, 30-0. Hurkacz then nets a drop shot. And Federer puts another forehand wide. The Swiss hasn’t found his range yet.

Federer backhand long, Hurkacz consolidates the break.

03:43 PM

Federer* 2-4 Hurkacz

Hurkacz cross court backhand winner to start the game, 0-15. Hurkacz forehand long, 15-15. Federer misjudges a Hurkacz return and the ball drops in, 15-30.

Tricky conditions with the wind. Hurkacz lob flies wide. Federer forehand wide, break point Hurkacz.

Hurkacz volley winner and he breaks. He deserves that. Started very well.

03:39 PM

Federer 2-3 Hurkacz*

Hurkacz holds to love as Federer sprays the ball around Centre Court.

03:36 PM

Federer* 2-2 Hurkacz

Federer forehand into the net, 0-15. Federer forehand flies wide. An opening for Hurkacz.

Federer double fault, three break points. Federer saves the first with a forehand winner.

He saves the second when Hurkacz nets a return. And saves the third with a forehand winner. Deuce.

And Federer escapes with his serve.

03:32 PM

Federer 1-2 Hurkacz*

Bad miss by Federer as he puts a mid-court forehand long, 15-0. Hurkacz forehand long, 30-15.

Big Hurkacz serve down the T followed by an ace allows him to hold again. The 24-year-old has settled into the match well.

03:29 PM

Federer* 1-1 Hurkacz

Winners off the backhand and forehand wings to start the game, 30-0. Another forehand winner makes it 40-0.

And the Swiss holds with his fourth winner of the game. Wow.

03:27 PM

First set: Roger Federer 0-1 Hubert Hurkacz* (*denotes server)

Federer won the toss and puts Hurkacz’s in to serve first.

And the giant Pole double faults on his second serve of the match, 15-15. Hurkacz forehand wide, 15-30.

129mph Hurkacz ace, 30-30. Federer nets a forehand return but Hurkacz puts a forehand into the net on the next point. Deuce.

And Hurkacz holds with a sweet backhand down the line.

03:19 PM

Federer and Hurkacz walk on

A warm ovation for both players as they stride onto court. The forecast rain thankfully hasn’t arrived.

03:04 PM

Djokovic through to the semi-finals

We have our first semi-finalist and unsurpsingly it is the World No 1.

He beat Marton Fucsovics 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 and that paves the way for Federer and Hurkacz to get ready to come onto Centre Court.

02:49 PM

Good afternoon!

Hello and welcome to Telegraph Sport’s coverage of Roger Federer vs Hubert Hurkacz at Wimbledon.

After a nervy opening match, Roger Federer has moved through the gears to reach the last night, where he will play young Pole Hubert Hurkacz.

“Roger, what he does, the way he plays, the titles he has won _ he has inspired so many people,” Hurkacz said. “Being out there playing quarterfinals against him, it’s really amazing.”

Hurkacz earned that matchup by coming from behind to beat Daniil Medvedev 2-6, 7-6 (2), 3-6, 6-3, 6-3. That match resumed on Tuesday under the roof on Centre Court after being suspended overnight in the fourth set because of rain; it had started at No 2 Court, which does not have a retractable cover.

It was the only fourth-round match that wasn’t completed Monday, which means Hurkacz is the only man who didn’t get a full day’s rest before the quarterfinals.

What he did get, though, was a chance to play on Centre Court for the first time. That may be even more important when it comes to preparing for the 39-year-old Federer _ who has been a regular on that particular court for the last two decades.

“I think actually playing today might have helped me because I got used to the indoor conditions, the conditions on the big court, how the ball bounces there, all the crowd,” Hurkacz said.

That crowd, which was at full capacity for the first time this year after COVID-19 restrictions were eased, certainly appreciated his old-school style of attacking the net often against the big-hitting Medvedev. Hurkacz won 50 points at the net, including 10 when playing serve-and-volley.

That may not be enough to win over the crowd against Federer, the perennial fan favorite.

“I’ll be hoping to get a little bit of support,” Hurkacz said with a laugh.

Hurkacz has played Federer once before, losing in straight sets in the Indian Wells quarterfinals in 2019.