Friday, 21 September, 2018

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal on course for inevitable conclusion

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Cary Erickson | 09 July, 2018, 17:57

Federer has now won 32 consecutive sets at Wimbledon as he set up a last eight encounter with either No 8 seed Kevin Anderson or Gael Monfils.

"It was crucial for him to stay in the match at the beginning of the second set and then it got tougher", said Federer after his sixth win in six meetings with left-hander Mannarino.

With the draw opening up in her favour, Williams is widely expected to make history with a first Grand Slam title since the birth of her daughter Olympia in September past year.

On the other end of the spectrum, seven-time women's champion Serena Williams is a fan of the tradition.

"I just came out with a very different mindset".

The heat elsewhere will be in the fire of competition.

That's it. Just happy the way that I played during the first week.' By beating Jiri Vesely on Monday, Nadal would reach Wimbledon quarters for the first time since 2011.

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The top seeds in the men's draw may have fared better than the women in the first week of Wimbledon.

The top seed put down the shock results to the depth in the draw.

The Spaniard has lost to players ranked 100 or lower in four of his five previous Wimbledon appearances as his patched up knees have struggled to cope with the constant bending required to handle the low bounce on the lush green lawns. It demonstrated two truths: Djokovic, beatable on Murray's best day, was still too good for Edmund in one of his own less dominant moods.

Djokovic, seeded 12th following time off with injury, will play Karen Khachanov last on the 11,000-seat No.1 Court. Probably, although the Russian with the golden arm will make him work for it.

Stefanos Tsitsipas - The 31st seed faces a tricky fourth-round opponent in John Isner on Monday, meaning there could be little time left to watch the 19-year-old at Wimbledon.

Despite the disappointment of defeat, De Minaur said he'd treasure the experience of facing one of the all-time greats of the modern game on the most famous tennis court in the world. The 36-yearold, father of two sets of twins, who faces Frenchman Adrian Mannarino in the last sixteen, appears to have an untroubled path to the title round thanks to a string if early upsets. I know on the women´s side more so.

McDonald began the year earning $780 for losing to the world No 145 Uladzimir Ignatik in the first round of a minor tournament in Playford, South Australia - and three weeks later was taking the world No 3, Grigor Dimitrov, to five sets in the second round of the Australian Open. He has never progressed beyond the third round of any other grand slam tournament.