Off-Centre Federer gives Anderson hope: Wilander

Rafael Nadal

Defending champion Roger Federer outclassed France's Adrian Mannarino to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals without dropping a set.

Ten years ago, the 2008 Wimbledon final between Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer was played.

Top seed Federer, 36, has now won 32 consecutive sets at Wimbledon, just two behind his record set from the 3rd round in 2005 to his title triumph in 2006.

The menace was back in Djokovic's eyes, and he took this momentum with him when seeing off Karen Khachanov in straight sets on Monday.

In a matchup of the only two mothers remaining in the draw, Williams jumped into a 3-0 lead in both sets and wrapped up the win in 62 minutes. "It was a good win but it was tougher than the scoreline to be honest". So it's really cool.

South African tennis player Kevin Anderson.

"That sometimes there is a set like this against a player who is not the biggest server, it can happen".

Meanwhile the last top 10 seed in the ladies' draw, Karolina Pliskova, has also been sent packing. His problem has always been the first week of Wimbledon, not the second week.

The only hiccup was when the Czech managed to go a break up in the third, but his lead was just as quickly wiped out as the world no. 1 broke back immediately on his way to taking the match inside two hours.

Simon saved a fourth match point when he threw the kitchen sink at a forehand return and he eventually took his fourth break point to level at 5-5.

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Bertens and Pliskova had reached the fourth round at Wimbledon for the first time.

Isner rode his big serve to advance over the Greek teenager 6-4, 7-6 (8), 7-6 (4). "I knew he was much better than that first set and he showed that".

Federer hasn't dropped serve at Wimbledon so far but is wary of the challenge posed by Anderson whose big serving style is flourishing on courts cooked by last week's heatwave.

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.

Juan Martin del Potro had to fight hard to beat France's Gilles Simon.

Leading 2-0 in the first set, Mannarino's fault serve was defended by Federer in an nearly "cricket-like" fashion.

Wimbledon's Twitter handle was quick to notice and in a tongue-in-cheek tweet, they asked ICC to rate Federer's shot.

In her third Wimbledon quarterfinal, Cibulkova faces former French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko.

The last time Federer played a Wimbledon match away from Centre Court it had no negative impact as he trounced Gilles Simon at the same stage of the 2015 tournament before beating home favorite Andy Murray to reach the final where he was undone by a dominant Novak Djokovic.

"I'm equally happy if I would have won all the matches in four sets". He edged Gael Monfils 7-6 (4), 7-6 (2), 5-7, 7-6 (4), to whom he held a 0-5 head-to-head record entering the match.

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