Roger Federer vs Richard Gasquet LIVE
4:45pm: Richard Gasquet used Roger Federer as inspiration to spur him on throughout his first-round win.
“I’m playing for this. When I was in the first round, I saw the draw. I knew I could play Roger in the second round,” he said.
“Of course it’s wonderful for me, because I will play on Centre Court. It’s Roger Federer. I’ve played him many times. I’m practising for this.
“He’s the best player of course. His technique is amazing. Sometimes we are talking a lot about the best player in history or something like that [and wonder] who will win the most Grand Slams.
“But of course there are other things. There is technique, the beauty of the game, the motion. He’s a classic player, he’s an incredible player, the best player to watch. There is only one Roger Federer.”
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Federer, 39, was made to dig deep in his opening round clash with Adrian Mannarino before the Frenchman retired through injury at the conclusion of the fourth set.
Every year there are fears that Federer may be playing his final matches at the All England Club, worries that are heightened as the Swiss star continues to age.
So the 20-time Grand Slam winner will be desperate to make sure he does not slip up against the world No 51.