Sweet 16 for Roger Federer at Wimbledon

  • Sweet 16 for Roger Federer at Wimbledon

Sweet 16 for Roger Federer at Wimbledon

They eventually sent him back to the locker room with a standing ovation, acknowledging the talent displayed by Federer during a 6-0, 7-5, 6-4 victory over 22nd-seeded Adrian Mannarino of France in the fourth round Monday, yes, but also his superiority over the course of a career that has produced eight Wimbledon championships and 20 Grand Slam titles, both records for a man.

ICC also posted superimposed pictures of Federer and Sachin Tendulkar in Spiderman costumes with a caption, "When greatness recognises greatness".

If Federer beats Mannarino (and what a shock it would be if he does not), he will have his first properly tough examination against Gaël Monfils, who has found some prime form in an entertaining run, or the 2017 US Open finalist Kevin Anderson, who is playing up to his eighth seeding.

The Swiss is two sets short of his all-time record streak, which he set between the third round in 2005 and the final in 2006.

Federer admitted he was surprised by the quick nature of the first set, which kick-started his progress to a 16th Wimbledon quarter-final. (In) 2014, I played a good tournament.

After claiming an 11th French Open title Nadal raised doubts about whether he would even play at Wimbledon. He rarely drops service and tends to win points on the first serve rather than wasting effort and going to a second.

It would also give him a last-8 clash against Juan Martin del Potro, the 5th seeded Argentine, or unseeded Gilles Simon of France. I'm going to have to really take it to him.

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.

Below is a breakdown of each draw and a look at the four players with the best chances to advance to the men's and women's finals.

Kiki Bertens took care of the last of the top 10 with a 6-3, 7-6 (7/1) victory over Czech seventh seed Pliskova.

It is one of the courts you dream about playing, Anderson said, and those sorts of matches - against the likes of Federer and Murray - are what he and his team work so hard for, why they put the hard yards in throughout opening week and the rest of the year. He will face Djokovic next in his first quarterfinals appearance at the All England Club. "After she was complaining, they were talking in Chinese, whatever language". I didn't think that was ever going to happen. Like previous year, I received the information that they can't reschedule my match on the other court because of the tickets that are presold.

In her third Wimbledon quarterfinal, Cibulkova faces former French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko. "I probably won't have another 6-0 set this week, so I'll enjoy this one".

Beaten by Serena in the 2016 final, Kerber takes on Russian 14th seed Daria Kasatkina, a 6-7 (6/8), 6-3, 6-2 victor against Belgian world number 47 Alison Van Uytvanck.