Federer qualifies for Wimbledon quarter-finals without dropping a set

Virginia Santiago
July 11, 2018

Federer took his tally of consecutive sets won on London's hallowed lawns to 32 with a 6-0 7-5 6-4 dispatch of unsafe French left-hander Adrian Mannarino.

Rafael Nadal then follows with his blockbuster bout against Juan Martin del Potro.

On Tuesday, there was a surprise for those who love both cricket and tennis as Roger Federer was unveiled as the world's best Test batsman by the International Cricket Council (ICC).

Federer will be playing in his 53rd Grand Slam last-eight.

He edged Gael Monfils 7-6 (4), 7-6 (2), 5-7, 7-6 (4), to whom he held a 0-5 head-to-head record entering the match. His problem has always been the first week of Wimbledon, not the second week.

Federer dropped a mere five points in the opening set against Mannarino and saved his first break point with an ace.

Nadal faces the victor of Juan Martin del Potro and Gilles Simon while Federer takes on US Open finalist Kevin Anderson in the quarterfinals. I feel like a lot of aspects of my game can give him a lot of trouble. I served well when I needed to. "It was dark so I couldn't see the ball that well and it was very windy".

The 36-year-old Federer has qualified for the last-eight at Wimbledon 2018 without dropping a set and now has won 32 straight sets at All England Club now.

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Djokovic has beaten the Japanese 24th seed in 13 of their 15 meetings.

World No. 130 Gulbis came through qualifying and shocked 4th seeded German Alexander Zverev in the 3rd round. I'm a big player, big serve.

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

Nishikori is playing in his first Wimbledon quarter-final.

Nadal reached the quarterfinals of Wimbledon for the first time since 2011 after defeating Jiri Vesely in a 6-3, 6-3, 7-5 victory on Monday. So, too, is 19-year-old Denis Shapovalov of Canada.

Williams is looking for her eighth Wimbledon title and has established herself as the big favorite once again, with the top-10 seeds all eliminated.

Twelve months ago, his last-16 match with Adrian Mannarino, also scheduled for Court One, was cancelled despite Centre Court with its retractable roof being available.

"The overall goal is try to win the tournament".

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He achieved that feat back in 2005 and 2006 when he won his third and fourth Wimbledon crowns.

The World Cup showpiece will take place on Sunday at 18:00 (local time), which is 16:00 BST, meaning it is likely to kick off during the men's grass-court final, which eight-time champion Federer is a heavy favourite to be a part of.

Giorgi, 26, had failed to get past the third round of a major since the 2013 U.S. Open. As you have already guessed, it's Wimbledon time.

Camila Giorgi of Italy leads seven-time champion Williams 6-3 on Centre Court in the quarterfinals.

Later Monday, two-time champion Rafael Nadal attempts to make the quarterfinals for the first time since he finished runner-up in 2011. She is seeded 25th after missing last year's tournament while pregnant.

Cibulkova overcame a delay caused by a controversial decision from the umpire to advance to the quarterfinals with a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Hsieh Su-Wei.

The Swiss maestro swept away his opponent Adrian Manarinno in three sets, but it was a nonchalant flow of the racket in the third set which caught the eyes of willow-lovers. He's played there a few more times than that.

"It was ridiculous what happened there".

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"I'm more concerned the World Cup final will have issues because the Wimbledon final is going on". Shouldn't really happen, but thankfully they do for me.

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