Untroubled Federer into Wimbledon last 16

Wimbledon Day 5 Live

Wimbledon Day 5 Live

The top-ranked Spaniard beat Jiri Vesely 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 on Centre Court to return to the last eight for the first time since he was runner-up to Novak Djokovic in 2011.

The clay-court king, who won an 11th French Open last month, has had trouble moving on to grass in recent years, and has suffered some shock defeats, but he looks at home so far and has yet to drop a set.

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 Russian Federation.

He could not sustain that pace but was never seriously threatened in a 6-0 7-5 6-4 victory that sets up a meeting with either Gael Monfils or Kevin Anderson.

Listed on three adjacent courts at Aorangi Park for a 12pm start was the almighty trio of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.

He threatened to break in Mannarino's next service game but a delicate drop shot from France's second seed gave a scrambling Federer no chance.

Roger Federer has won a record eight grand slam titles at Wimbledon wearing complete whites.


When the practice schedule was released yesterday at Wimbledon, the first reaction was to wonder if there had been some mistake.

The only significant test Williams should face in the bottom part of the bracket would come in the semifinals against Karolina Pliskova, Kiki Bertens or Julia Gorges.

He was in cruise control from there and raced to the first set before two more breaks in the second solidified Nadal's domination.

"They have been a positive four matches, I haven't played on grass for a year and I'm hoping to keep enjoying it".

Williams is 6-2 in her career against Kerber, but the match might be better than expected given the tight major finals played between the two in 2016. But I really didn't come here to hold No. 1. He could not quite make it to a tie-break, though, with Federer breaking for 6-5 and then serving out the set.

Federer is taking on 22nd-seeded Frenchman Adrian Mannarino before Williams faces Evgeniya Rodina in a matchup of the only two mothers remaining in the tournament.

One by one, Federer, Nadal and Djokovic - 49 grand-slam titles between them - all strolled out from the pavilion to camera shutters frantically clicking, before beginning their hour-long hits next to each other.

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