Published: Wed, July 11, 2018
Sport | By Ruben Hill

Wimbledon set for 'Manic Monday' as 4th round starts

Wimbledon set for 'Manic Monday' as 4th round starts

When asked what he admired about defending champion Federer, the 32-year-old Anderson was happy to reel off an exhaustive check-list. Legendary boxing promoter Don King was brought in to hype up the contest - using the moniker "Grapple in the Apple". The upset serves as a reminder that in sport, match-ups can not be cherry-picked in advance.

"I told my team the other day that for me also, after all these years, it is surprising to be the number one seed, in the top-two rankings at 36", he said.

Two of those men have experience in doing precisely that. It took until the 10th game for the next break point to arrive - but Vesely saved the match point with an ace.

Del Potro trails world number one Nadal 10-5 in career meetings.

Hsieh's protests to the umpire prompted the match referee to come on court to intervene as the argument lasted over seven minutes before the point was finally replayed, much to Cibulkova's disgust.

"It was quite a unusual feeling for me not to be able to deliver my game that I know I possess, that I know I've been delivering for so many years", Djokovic said ahead of Wednesday's quarter-finals.

In the quarter-finals, the Swiss will face Kevin Anderson, while Nadal could face either Juan Martin del Potro or Gilles Simon. "I always had that lead in the bag and then it was important for me to stay focused". I am not saying I am not excited to play against Roger in the final.

Tennis legend Roger Federer has been hailed for a flawless batting technique after he showed off his cricket skills at Wimbledon.

The underdog was far more competitive thereafter, but Federer still triumphed easily and will face Gael Monfils or Kevin Anderson in his 16th Wimbledon quarterfinal.

On the women's side of the draw, Serena Williams is back in the Wimbledon quarterfinals for the 13th time after beating Russian qualifier Evgeniya Rodina 6-4, 6-2. Williams holds a 3-0 head-to-head record over Goerges, with the most recent victory coming in the third round of the French Open last month.

The Spaniard will have his recent dismantling of Del Potro fresh in his mind as he seeks a first Wimbledon semi-final since 2011, and he also has the knowledge of having beaten the Argentine in their two previous meetings on the surface.

'Whether it will happen or not, I'm not so sure.

Meanwhile, Wimbledon chiefs insisted again on Monday that the men's final will start at its traditional time despite it clashing with a potential England FIFA World Cup triumph.

"I'm going to have to really take it to him".

(11) Angelique Kerber bt.

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