Wimbledon 2018: Roger Federer cruises into last eight

Dean Simpson
July 11, 2018

Del Potro saved two break points in the sixth game, a deft chip from the baseline that dipped over the net followed by a forehand victor, before taking the opening set in a 7-1 tiebreak.

With the Wimbledon lawns baked and playing more bouncy than usual after a long spell of hot weather in London, it could be the 29-year-old's best chance to stop Nadal's impressive run.

The legendary Swiss, eyeing a ninth title at SW19, will now await the victor of either eighth seed Kevin Anderson and Gael Monfils.

A glimpse of the potential that has seen Khachanov's reputation grow came in the first game as a superb cross-court forehand helped him break. Desperate to spoil the Federer and Nadal carnival over the next few days are six challengers - all of whom yearn to play the role of party pooper.

Elsewhere, Roger Federer advanced to a record-extending 16th Wimbledon quarterfinal with a 6-0, 7-5, 6-4 victory over Adrian Mannarino of France. Anderson is the first South African man in the Wimbledon last-eight since Wayne Ferreira in 1994.


Nadal, chasing an 18th major, leads former US Open champion Del Potro 10-5 and Simon 8-1.

Monday's win took Nadal, 32, into a 35th Grand Slam quarterfinal.

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

With Kevin Anderson taking nearly three and a half hours to tame French showman Gael Monfils in the previous match, Djokovic knew he had about two hours of daylight left if he wanted to avoid coming back on Tuesday's rest day to finish off the contest.

Nadal, the 2008 and 2010 champion, will face either Juan Martin del Potro, the fifth seed from Argentina, or unseeded Gilles Simon of France for a place in the semifinals.


"He doesn't get affected too much by the big occasions". "It was hard in the last few games".

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.

Like a vintage Rolls Royce, Federer cruised into the last eight for a mind-boggling 16th time with another imperious centre court display at The All England Club.

"I am just enjoying every single today I play here".

Amid all of the chaos in the women's bracket at Wimbledon, the quarterfinal round in the men's bracket boasts a lot of familiar faces.


American John Isner also advanced in straight sets Monday, over No. 31 Stefanos Tsitsipas. The 27-year-old Canadian, runner-up to Andy Murray in 2016, triumphed 6-3, 6-4, 6-7 (5/7), 6-2.

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