Nadal ends seven-year wait, return to Wimbledon quarter-finals

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If Anderson is to shock Federer, who has only lost once before the quarter-finals at Wimbledon in 15 years, he will need to call up the heavy artillery which has served him well at the tournament this year.

Roger Federer, the 36-year-old defending champion, knows it is his Wimbledon to lose. It is the first time in Wimbledon history not one of the top 10 women's seeds have reached the quarterfinals.

Mannarino managed a fightback of sorts in the second set, but Federer never looked like he got out of second gear as he cantered into the next round at the All England Club.

Sometimes the obvious is invisible to the uncritical or dreaming eye.


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. "You can be a mom, you can still play tennis and you can still be great". They have joked all week that they probably will retire at the same time, and that could take them all the way to the 2020 Olympics. The time is running out foronce-promisinging junior as the Frenchman will be turning 32 years in September. Federer has such a good game for grass. That it happened to be in straights, it helps me for the season and to save energy for the rest of the tournament. Her own daughter, Anna, is six years old and travels with her on Tour - as does little Olympia with Williams, although the heat might keep her off Centre Court on Monday.

The heat elsewhere will be in the fire of competition. 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.

He has also lost all four meetings against the 20-time major victor, failing to win a set off the great Swiss star. It demonstrated two truths: Djokovic, beatable on Murray's best day, was still too good for Edmund in one of his own less dominant moods. He likely will face 2009 U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro in the quarterfinals and 12-time major champion Novak Djokovic in the semifinals.

Second seed Nadal was made to work just hard enough by Veseley Czech without ever looking in any danger.


It will be Djokovic's 41st appearance in a Grand Slam quarterfinal and he will start favourite against Nishikori who will be in his first last-eight at the All England Club. The players (at the World Cup) are going to look up in the crowd and not understand what's going on at Wimbledon.

German Julia Gorges dropped out of the top 100 four years ago but is now ranked 13th in the world.

"If you ask me if I prefer another one, I say yes". His decision to skip the French Open this year, for instance, helped him keep his legs for Wimbledon.

Club rules that all mobile phones and tablets should be switched off "in and around the courts of play" have been relaxed, however, with Lewis stating that they would only be enforced if they affected others.


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