Published: Wed, July 11, 2018
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Roger Federer, Serena Williams sail into Wimbledon quarterfinals

Roger Federer, Serena Williams sail into Wimbledon quarterfinals

Yet the 22-year-old, playing in the last 16 for the second successive grand slam, saw his hopes severely hindered by mistakes and a sliced forehand wide gave Djokovic a pair of break points - only one of which he needed.

"There's a good chance it's going to come down to a few points here and there", said Isner.

World No. 1 Rafael Nadal is realistic about who he wants to face should he reach the Wimbledon final this year.

Asked if he expected more from an opponent in the world's top 30, Federer said: "I think it's a tough matchup for him maybe against me".

"I think it's a pretty exciting opportunity to play Federer here at Wimbledon", Anderson, who has served 96 aces in four rounds, told reporters. "If they're not moving as well, it's hard for them to be in balance for passing shots". It is the first time in Wimbledon history not one of the top 10 women's seeds have reached the quarterfinals.

Federer hasn't dropped serve at Wimbledon so far but is wary of the challenge posed by Anderson whose big serving style is flourishing on courts cooked by last week's heatwave. "I've lost a lot of close ones since that match in 2010 - a lot of very, very close ones, a lot of deep five-set matches, third round especially". "I feel like the more experienced you are, the more you can deal with those better".

That would be wise, especially as he has never played Nishikori on grass before, but there is no denying Djokovic has the mental edge, and a 13-2 record to boot, winning their last 12 encounters.

"It's always like a big war for me", said Nishikori on facing Djokovic.

The 32-year-old looks refreshed following his decision to pull out of Queen's and now, unlike Del Potro, has had the benefit of a day off.

Del Potro was leading Simon two sets to one - 7-6 (7-1) 7-6 (7-5) 5-7 - when their fourth-round match was suspended under fading light. In 2016 I didn't play because of my wrist.

"I'm more concerned the World Cup final will have issues because the Wimbledon final is going on", Federer joked with the media Monday after he advanced to the quarterfinals at the London Grand Slam for the 16th time in his career.

Angelique Kerber converted her seventh match point to finally get past Daria Kasatkina 6-3, 7-5 and reach the Wimbledon semifinals for the third time. I just tried to fight for every point.

The world number one will meet either fifth-seeded Argentine Juan Martin del Potro or Frenchman Gilles Simon. And in the pressure cooker of Centre Court on Saturday, he dismissed Edmund in four sets - silencing the crowd with a display of true grit.

The Serb has played twice on the 11,000-capacity Court One this year but was shunted off to the 4,000-seater Court Two for his second round clash against Horacio Zeballos.

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