Cameron Norrie hands a tearful youngster his towel in heartwarming gesture after he was hit by a stray ball during the British No 2’s four-set loss against Roger FedererFederer, 39, has had little court time in recent months but won 6-4, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 Result means there is no British representation in second week of men’s singlesThe boy was crying after being struck by a stray ball in the last-32 clash at SW19
Cameron Norrie offered a tearful young tennis fan his towel in a heartwarming gesture during his four-set loss against Roger Federer at Wimbledon.
Norrie was the last remaining Brit in the men’s singles but eventually lost 6-4, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 against the legendary Swiss.
Federer, 39, has not had much time on court across the last few months but dug deep to see off a resilient Norrie.
Cameron Norrie offered a tearful youngster his towel during his loss against Roger Federer
The youngster was crying after being hit by a stray ball before British No 2 Norrie intervened
The Wimbledon crowd applauded South Africa-born Norrie for his kind, empathetic gesture
The youngster was crying after being hit by a stray ball, before South Africa-born Norrie noticed the stricken boy.
Norrie, Britain’s No 2, ran over to the stands and threw his orange towel to the child’s mother, who promptly handed it to her son.
The boy was stunned by the generous gesture, and he received an ovation from the crowd in appreciation of his kindness.
The legendary Swiss, 39, beat the British No 2 in four sets 6-4, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 to reach the last 16
Federer’s win means he will face 23rd seed, Italian Lorenzo Sonego in the last 16 next at SW19
The result means there will be no British representation in the second week of the men’s singles at SW19.
Next up Federer will play Italian Lorenzo Sonego in the last 16, the 23rd seed who beat James Duckworth in straight sets to progress.
He said: ‘Super relieved. It was a tough battle and it was so close. He deserved that third set, he played excellent today. I was able to keep a high level of play and he got that good break at the end of the third – but I can be very happy with how I played.’
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