Federer advances to 16th Wimbledon quarter-final

Kevin Anderson, the big South African who winds down from tennis by reaching for his guitar, admits he needs to be right on key from the start of his Wimbledon quarter-final against eight-time champion Roger Federer on Wednesday. "When you watch Federer, it's like the best thing on television".

The top-ranked player in Greece (a career high No. 35), Tsitsipas is hardly alone in studying Federer for tips. So, too, is 19-year-old Denis Shapovalov of Canada. "I'm happy it worked", Federer said of scoring a point on Struff with the SABR shot.

The Latvian player also reached the quarterfinals past year in her best Wimbledon showing, losing to eventual runner-up Venus Williams. "And maybe a little bit of guitar time, as well", he said. I didn't think that was ever going to happen.

Shapovalov's Wimbledon ended in the second round.

After more than a year out of the game, the former world No.1 warned she was "absolutely" returning to her brilliant best heading towards the pointy of the championships.

It was tennis for the gluttonous: a feast.

Although there's been upsets galore at the season's third major, there are still quite a few big names left in the tournament, including Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams.

All three easily handled outclassed opponents. It shouldn't be a shock, and, "Oh, my God, I can't believe it, I lost a set".

Mannarino won only two points in the first five games and the opening set was brought to an end inside just 16 minutes. The chair umpire intoned "Game, Federer" so frequently, it began to sound like the refrain of a song.

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He then closed out a 6-0, 7-5, 6-4 victory that extends his unbroken sequence to 32 straight sets at Wimbledon. On a day when the British government cabinet was collapsing, two lefties duked it out on Centre Court with punishing groundstrokes.

Leading, 5-4, and two points away from taking the first set at 0-30 on Hsieh's serve, Cibulkova struck a backhand onto the baseline that was called out.

Was Mannarino intimidated by playing in that hallowed arena?

However, you can counter that by saying the pair of all-time greats usually deliver a compelling match when they face each other.

"I feel like these streaks just happen", he said.

Nadal, meanwhile, was similarly impressive, dispatching Czech Republican star Jiri Vesely to win 6-3 6-3 6-4.

If Williams passes the test delivered by Pliskova, a rematch of the 2016 Wimbledon women's final awaits against Kerber, who beat Williams for her first major crown at the 2016 Australian Open.

Thirteen Wimbledon championships between them and 49 grand slam titles overall, it was quite the historic training run. Monfils increased his lead to 4-2, but Anderson responded by winning the next three games in a row, before the Frenchman held his serve to take the score to 5-5.

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