Wimbledon 2018 -- Juan Martin del Potro reaches quarterfinals

Wimbledon 2018 -- Juan Martin del Potro reaches quarterfinals

On Monday, Swiss tennis star channeled his inner Tendulkar while playing his fourth-round match against France's Adrian Mannarino. That year Federer beat Gilles Simon on No. 1 Court in the quarterfinals.

Novak Djokovic celebrates winning the fourth round match against Karen Khachanov.

Clearly dejected, Mannarino said afterward that he wasn't rattled by the Centre Court spotlight or the size of the crowd.

Latvian 12th seed Ostapenko enjoyed a 7-6 (7/4), 6-0 win against Belarusian world number 50 Aliaksandra Sasnovich. "It will stay this year, it will stay next year", said All England Club chief executive Richard Lewis.

As the grass rested on a murderously hot Sunday, numerous 16 contenders left standing after a week of minor carnage prepared for a charge at the final weekend suspecting - but never admitting - that the winner's name is likely to be the one that has already been engraved on the trophy eight times.

(25) Serena Williams bt.

Nadal demolished the giant Argentine for the loss of just seven games in the French Open semi-finals last month. "So it's an important moment", said Nadal, the 17-time Grand Slam champion who has made four successive quarter-finals at the majors for the first time in six years. Williams meets the victor of Camila Giorgi and the perennial giant-killer Ekaterina Makarova, who put out the second seed Caroline Wozniacki in the second round.

In the first set of his round of 16 clash against Frenchman Adrian Mannarino, Federer had an opportunity to be playful with a dead ball that was bouncing towards him. And none has lost a set in the tournament. Only my second time out on Centre Court.

Giorgi overpowered Williams in the first set, hitting more winners and aces.

But first they have to negotiate their quarter-final matches on Wednesday.

She took advantage of the 14th-seeded Kasatkina's 31 unforced errors, including seven double-faults. Also Simona Halep's conqueror, Su-Wei Hsieh, was defeated 6-4 6-1 by Dominika Cibulkova. And he watched it again and again, taking note of Federer's quickness, net game, serve, variety of tactics and, above all, his composure.

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Matthews would usually stay at home and only venture outside to walk the dog, his mother, Temeka Matthews, told WGNO-TV. He also loved to play video games and the Boston Celtics .

The hard-hitting Russian was able to break the Serb's serve twice in the opening set, but struggled to maintain that level-or hold his own serve-for the remainder of the match.

The 2009 U.S. Open champion reached the semifinals at the All England Club in 2013, but four wrist surgeries - three on the left - nearly made him retire.

While the men get Tuesday off at Wimbledon, the women return for their quarterfinals.

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. Kerber was the runner-up at the All England Club in 2016, while 14th-seeded Kasatkina is in the last eight for the first time. "In 2017 I played well, 2018 I am playing well".

The fifth seed had led by two sets on Monday but Simon grabbed the third set before fading light ended play. And with the biggest event in the history of the sport up and running, there is no stopping its favorite child - Roger Federer. The Spaniard is hoping his old rival, and eight-time champion, gets knocked out before that.

Rafael Nadal has joined Roger Federer in the Wimbledon quarter-finals, raising hopes of another titanic title decider a decade after the duo's so-called match of the century.

The legendary Swiss, eyeing a ninth title at SW19, will now await the victor of either eighth seed Kevin Anderson and Gael Monfils.

Williams is seeking to reclaim the title having been unable to defend her 2016 triumph due to her pregnancy.

(11) Angelique Kerber bt.

Elsewhere, Milos Raonic beat Mackenzie McDonald in four sets to reach the quarter-finals for the third year in a row.

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.

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