You’ve got to give it to Roger Federer, the tennis ace sure knows how to overcome those obstacles.
In his match against Marin Cilic the scoreboard was not in Federer’s favour — 6-7 4-6 3-3 0-40 — and it looked like he was going to bow out of this year’s Wimbledon tournament. It would hardly be surprising though, at 34, Federer is considered an ‘old guy’ in the game.
What also isn’t surprising is the seven-time champion’s fighting spirit and even when he was staring down the barrel of match point two games later he found just what he needed to pull himself out of the sinkhole and on to victory.
It was a nerve-wracking quarter final match in which the Swiss showed us exactly what has made him the ultimate champion, winner of 17 grand slam titles.
— 7Tennis (@7tennis) July 6, 2016
“When you’re down two sets to love, three all, love-40, it’s a moment when it’s not in your control anymore,” Federer said after setting up a semi-final with Canadian Milos Raonic.
“There were many more match points in my mind than just three today. But I fought, I tried, I believed. At the end I got it done.”
But how he did it has left us scratching our heads. It’s unbelievable!