World No. 3 Roger Federer has finally made his way to the quarterfinals of Swiss Indoors 2019 after defeating World No. 49 tennis star Radu Albot in the second round on Wednesday. The Swiss veteran Federer edged past the Moldovan professional Albot with a comfortable margin of 6-0, 6-3 in the popular home event.
The 20-time grand slam champion got off an excellent start in the enthralling game against the talented opponent. At the beginning of the first set, Federer played relentlessly as he didn’t give any chance to Albot to score a point. As a result, the first set ended with a 6-0 scoreline in the favor of Swiss legend. However, in the second set, Moldovan tried to make a comeback in the game but Federer was in no mood to lose this match. Eventually, he won the last set also without much fuss.
The 38-year-old tennis great will next face either fellow Swiss Stan Wawrinka or Francis Tiafoe of the United States in the quarter-final battle. Both Wawrinka and Tiafoe have won their opening sets of the tournament against Pablo Cuevas and Dan Evans respectively and now aiming to book their seat in the last-eight round on Friday.
When on one side, the brilliant Swiss superstar Wawrinka defeated Uruguayan star Cuevas by 6-3, 6-4 margin in the first round. On the other side, Tiafoe clinched the 6-4, 6-2 win over Evans. It will be interesting to see among Stan Wawrinka and Francis Tiafoe who will set his meeting with the tennis maestro Federer in the upcoming quarterfinals clash.
Earlier in a day, wild-card entry Alex de Minaur also progressed to the quarterfinals of Swiss Indoors 2019 after defeating Taylor Fritz of America by 6-3, 6-3 margin in the second-round match. World No. 31 Fritz set his meeting with Alex after beating World No. 6 tennis master Alexander Zverev in the straight games. The great American star outclassed the German player with a close margin of 7-6 (9/7), 6-4 in an enthralling campaign opener. As a result, the experienced player Zverev has been knocked out of the grand tournament.
The 28th-ranked Australian Alex de Minaur will next face Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany to secure his spot in the semifinals.