Sport Sweet 16 for Federer at Wimbledon

17:52  09 july  2018
17:52  09 july  2018 Source:   msn.com

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In his column on The Independent, the 86-year-old American tennis coach Nick Bollettieri spoke about his favorites at Wimbledon . On the men's side

Federer took his consecutive sets won at Wimbledon to 29 in what was his 200th career grass court match. Anderson has reached the last 16 for the fourth time and goes on to face France's Gael Monfils.

No sweat: Roger Federer on his way to taking the first set against France's Adrian Mannarino in just 16 minutes© Provided by AFP No sweat: Roger Federer on his way to taking the first set against France's Adrian Mannarino in just 16 minutes Roger Federer needed just 16 minutes to win the opening set in a 6-0, 7-5, 6-4 defeat of France's Adrian Mannarino to reach his 16th Wimbledon quarter-final on Monday.

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.

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

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Roger Federer won 37 of 40 first-serve points and stretched his Wimbledon winning streak to 29 sets in a 6-3, 7-5, 6-2 third-round victory over 64th-ranked Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany. The last man from Greece to get to Wimbledon 's round of 16 was Nicky Kalogeropoulos in 1964.

"It was crucial for him to stay in the match at the beginning of the second set and then it got tougher," said Federer after his sixth win in six meetings against French left-hander Mannarino.

"You always tend to play better against better players and I am happy to be back in the second week of Wimbledon."

Federer boasts a 4-0 career record against 2017 US Open runner-up Anderson and 9-4 over Monfils.

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

Serena returns to top 30 in world rankings

  Serena returns to top 30 in world rankings Serena Williams returned to the world's top 30 in the WTA rankings released on Monday after finishing as Wimbledon runner-up. The 36-year-old American climbed 153 places to 28th despite losing Saturday's final at the All England Club to German Angelique Kerber, Williams's fourth tournament since giving birth to her daughter 10 months ago.Kerber, who won her third Grand Slam title, moved up six places to world number four, with French Open winner Simona Halep of Romania retaining the top ranking despite her third-round exit at Wimbledon.

Roger Federer , 35, beat Croatian Marin Cilic at the men's singles final at Wimbledon on Sunday, July 16 , collecting his eighth such title. (Reuters). WIMBLEDON , England — Wimbledon ended in a muddle.

LONDON (Reuters) - Top seed and defending champion Roger Federer continued his serene run at Wimbledon as he strolled into the last 16 with 6-3 7-5 6-2 win over Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff on Friday.

Later Monday, two-time champion Rafael Nadal attempts to make the quarter-finals for the first time since he finished runner-up in 2011.

The world number one faces Czech world number 93 Jiri Vesely, who has never got past the fourth round of a Grand Slam.

Victory for Nadal over his fellow left-hander would take him into a 35th Grand Slam quarter-final.

It would also give him a last-eight clash against Juan Martin del Potro, the fifth seeded Argentine, or unseeded Gilles Simon of France.

Three-time champion Novak Djokovic, seeded a lowly 12 this year, can make his 10th Wimbledon quarter-final if he defeats unseeded Karen Khachanov, the world number 40 from Russia.

The winner of that clash will take on either Japan's 24th seed Kei Nishikori or unseeded Ernests Gulbis.

World number 130 Gulbis came through qualifying and shocked fourth seeded German Alexander Zverev in the third round.

Gulbis has played three successive five-set matches to get this far and is bidding to become just the sixth qualifier to reach the last-eight at Wimbledon.

Should number 103 Mackenzie McDonald defeat former runner-up Milos Raonic later Monday, it will be the first time since 2000 that two men outside the top 100 have made the Wimbledon quarter-finals.

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

The 19-year-old 31st seed has already put in his best performance at a Slam and is bidding to prevent Isner, 14 year his senior, making the quarter-finals for the first time.

Kyrgios serves notice of intent at Wimbledon .
Nick Kyrgios cranked down 42 aces as he opened his Wimbledon campaign with 7-6(3) 7-6(4) 6-7(5) 6-3 win over Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin on Tuesday.The Australian showman saved two set points in the first set and was briefly rattled when 92nd-ranked Istomin grabbed the third on a tiebreak on Court 12.

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