Federer, Serena Williams sweep into Wimbledon quarterfinals

11 July, 2018, 08:10 | Author: Malcolm Quinn
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It would have been interesting to see how Mannarino faired had he faced Nadal, I'd still go with straight sets Nadal but at least Mannarino can play some tactical ball. "But things are looking much better in the last month and a half".

Federer's progress through the draw has been smooth and serene, not dropping a set nor losing a service game on his way to an Open era record 53rd Grand Slam quarter-final.

Williams lifted her intensity and avoided facing any break points as she secured one break of her own to take the set 6-3.

At 5-4 up, Nadal then earned a further two match points before he wrapped up the win.

The other last-eight tie, between Milos Raonic and John Isner, finishes off the Court One schedule.

"It is an important moment for me".

Juan Martin del Potro says he is proud to be playing in the same era as Rafael Nadal, but that burning admiration won't prevent him from trying to derail the Spaniard's Wimbledon campaign on Wednesday.

"He started to play better from the baseline and I made a couple of mistakes with the game I lost with my serve".

"It was crucial for him to stay in the match at the beginning of the second set and then it got tougher", said 20-time major victor Federer.


Elsewhere in fourth round action, Dominika Cibulkova launched a scathing attack on Wimbledon's officials after a line call controversy marred her 6-4, 6-1 win against Taiwan's Hsieh Su-Wei.

Eight-time champion Federer will be playing in his 53rd Grand Slam last-8 when he tackles either Gael Monfils of France or Kevin Anderson, the 8th-seeded South African.

He eventually finished off world number 53 Simon in the match's third tiebreak to move into his second Wimbledon quarter-final where twice champion Nadal is waiting.

Mannarino had returned a long Federer backhand and the Swiss maestro wasted no time in showing off his cricket skills, which captured social media by storm. Sometimes I'm also complaining because I think it was a wrong call.

Should Anderson face Federer on Centre Court it would be only his second visit to the grasscourt citadel - the first time ending in defeat by home favourite Andy Murray.

The big-hitting Argentine has been reaching the business end of slams on a consistent basis recently and will be aiming to reach the semi-finals for the third time in his last four majors.

Nadal, who plays at a slower, more deliberate pace, had no trouble with 93rd-ranked Jiri Vesely either, dismissing him, 6-3, 6-3, 6-4, in less than two hours.

Of the half-dozen pretenders, these two appear most likely to play the pantomime villain.

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