Federer, Nadal, Nishikori, Serena Williams advance to Wimbledon quarterfinals


Federer, Nadal, Nishikori, Serena Williams advance to Wimbledon quarterfinals

Roger Federer beat Adrian Mannarino on Monday to progress to his 16th quarter-final at SW19.

The eight-time champion needed only 16 minutes to win the first set against France's Adrian Mannarino.

"Roger would be my pick to win Wimbledon this year, but I would not be so sure how it would go if he plays Nadal in another final".

"You always tend to play better against better players and I am happy to be back in the second week of Wimbledon". Djokovic was kept waiting in the wings till after 7pm local time before he could start swinging his racket against the Russian but there was no stopping the Serb once he got on court.

Anderson said nerves played a factor in that loss and while they will be present against Federer he now uses that energy in a positive way.

The world number two has also now not dropped serve since the semi-finals previous year.

Shapovalov's Wimbledon ended in the second round.

Yet Federer quickly snuffed out the danger and broke in the next game before rounding off the match in typically ruthless fashion.

Nadal reached the quarterfinals of Wimbledon for the first time since 2011 after defeating Jiri Vesely in a 6-3, 6-3, 7-5 victory on Monday.

Kei Nishikori - Nick Kyrgios's third-round vanquisher - also marched through, the Japanese superstar stopping fatiguing Latvian qualifier Ernests Gulbis 4-6 7-6 (7-5) 7-6 (12-10) 6-1 to make his first Wimbledon quarter final.

In a sense, it is one more bullet point that belongs on the list of Federer's contributions to tennis when he retires: 20 Grand Slam titles (and counting); eight Wimbledon titles (and counting); and unofficial coach and mentor to the next generation that both reveres and hopes to supplant him one day, as he did Sampras almost two decades ago.

All England Club chief executive Richard Lewis, meanwhile, says Wimbledon organisers will not alter the schedule to accommodate a potential England final appearance.

Cibulkova overcame a delay caused by a controversial decision from the umpire to advance to the quarterfinals with a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Hsieh Su-Wei. Nadal, a two-time Wimbledon champion, reached his first Wimbledon quarterfinals since 2011, when he was runner-up to Novak Djokovic in 2011. I thought it was a good scoreline, but it was tougher than the score, to be honest.

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.

Angelique Kerber is not exactly a new face.