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Sweet 16 for Roger Federer at Wimbledon

10 July 2018, 02:17 | Anna Jefferson

Wimbledon 2018 day eight: wrap scores news results serena williams rafael nadal

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The eight-time champion competed with great tenacity and was a continual menace to French number 22 seed Adrian Mannarino in a 6-0, 7-5, 6-4 victory on Centre Court.

Eight-time champion Federer will be playing in his 53rd Grand Slam last-eight when he tackles either Gael Monfils of France or Kevin Anderson, the eighth-seeded South African.

Federer has now won 32 straight sets at Wimbledon, two shy of his career best in 2005-06.

Serena Williams plays a shot on her way to beating Evgeniya Rodina.

He swept through the opening set in just 16 minutes, dropping just five points, before shifting down a gear to conserve petrol for what he expects to be a more arduous second week of the championships.

"It was tougher than the scoreline, " Williams said. "I always enjoy playing against him", said Nishikori, who has beaten the Serb just twice in 15 meetings. So it's really cool. Once more, the players went to a tiebreak.

"That sometimes there is a set like this against a player who is not the biggest server, it can happen". She is seeded 25th after missing last year's tournament while pregnant. In the women's draw it is being generated by a mix of old and young aspirants after the filleting of the top 10 which left only seventh seed Karolina Pliskova upright after six days.

Raonic fired 37 aces and 74 winners to defeat Mackenzie McDonald of the United States and reach the quarter-finals for the fourth time.

The Spaniard hit back immediately though and sealed victory on his third match point when Vesely served at 4-5. She beat the ninth-seeded Williams in the third round after coming from a break down in the third set.




Returning to Wimbledon on the back of a three-match run at Roland Garros - her comeback tournament after giving birth for the first time in September - the 2016 champion has swatted away her opposition for the cost of 24 games.

Having saved a host of break points, Mannarino eventually faltered at 5-5 and looked to be suffering from discomfort in his right groin as Federer held to love to open up a two-set lead.

Elsewhere in fourth round action, Dominika Cibulkova launched a scathing attack on Wimbledon's officials after a line call controversy marred her 6-4, 6-1 win against Taiwan's Hsieh Su-Wei.

Rafael Nadal on Monday reached the Wimbledon quarterfinals for the first time since 2011.

Nadal, who plays at a slower, more deliberate pace, had no trouble with 93rd-ranked Jiri Vesely either, dismissing him, 6-3, 6-3, 6-4, in less than two hours.

Nadal, a two-time champion at the All England Club, has yet to drop a set in this tournament. For the third time in the match, a set needed a tiebreak to separate the heavy-hitters.

Monfils and Anderson have yet to get to the quarterfinals at Wimbledon, although the French shotmaker may just be the slight favorite as he has a 5-0 winning record over the big South African.

Stefanos Tsitsipas can make history by becoming the first Greek player - man or woman - to reach a Grand Slam quarter-final if he beats USA ninth seed John Isner.

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



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