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Roger Federer's play at Wimbledon should terrify tennis world

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Cary Erickson | 10 July, 2018, 12:59

American star Isner is not doing too badly himself, having beaten Stefanos Tsitsipas in straights sets on Monday to progress to the quarter-finals of Wimbledon for the first time.

Federer fired another warning to his title rivals in another very complete performance.

Mannarino was never allowed to settle as an ultra-aggressive Federer executed some sublime winners from the back of the court.

There was a brief hiccup in the third set when Vesely broke for a 3-2 lead when a rare Nadal forehand error drew gasps of surprise from the crowd.

Nishikori needed lengthy treatment and a medical timeout on his arm injury in the first set and had to save two set points in the third.

"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 against French left-hander Mannarino.

The eight-time champion earned his latest win with maximum efficiency on Centre Court, particularly during a 16-minute first set, where the top-seeded Federer lost just five points. A former world number 15, she talked about retiring past year, saying that tennis "just wasn't fun" any more and that her main goal in 2018 was to feel good.

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The world number one looked impressive in overcoming Jiri Vesely 6-3 6-3 6-4.

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He added that he would have retired as professional footballer earlier if not for the World Cup and now plans to become a coach. We're giving our all. "We saw how good they are from dead balls so we will have to focus more on defending set pieces".

After his first-round victory last week, the 25th-ranked Shapovalov credited his improvement on grass, in part, to the Swiss, explaining: "I've been trying to watch a lot of Roger - how he plays on the grass, how he comes in, chips, how he bothers players on the surface".

Monfils made the semi-final at the French Open in 2008 and at the US Open in 2016.

"That's how important Wimbledon is to me and to us over here".

"I mean, I'm definitely going to have to look at it the right way".

"I think", Federer said when it was over, "I can be very pleased". "I feel like the more experienced you are, the more you can deal with those better".

Much has been made of the likelihood the Wimbledon men's singles final will clash with the World Cup final in Russian Federation, unless there is a quick encounter, but Federer is not anxious by the showpiece occasions taking place simultaneously. "I guess there are other factors that play in".

Novak Djokovic was kept waiting in the wings till after 7 pm local time before he could start swinging his racket against Russia's Karen Khachanov at Wimbledon on Monday.

But in a simply stunning two years since, the grand master has lost just seven of 88 matches and taken his record title haul to a magical 20 slams. It is the first time in Wimbledon history not one of the top 10 women's seeds have reached the quarterfinals.

Cibulkova was furious when Hsieh successfully persuaded the umpire to replay a point that was initially called in the Slovakian's favour and would have given her three set points in the opening set. Isner, 33, will be playing in his first quarterfinal at the majors since the 2011 U.S. Open when he faces former Wimbledon finalist Milos Raonic.