Published: Tue, July 10, 2018
Sports | By Brooke Harris

Nadal, Federer ease into Wimbledon quarter-finals

Nadal, Federer ease into Wimbledon quarter-finals

Coverage: Watch live on BBC TV, BBC iPlayer, BBC Red Button, Connected TVs and the BBC Sport website and app; Live Radio 5 live and 5 live sports extra commentary; Text commentary online. Federer, meanwhile, has a clearer path, with no major champions standing between him and the final.

Roger Federer cruised into yet another Wimbledon quarter-final with one of the most straightforward wins of his career on Monday.

Yet since 2011, Nadal has failed to go beyond the fourth round - until now.

Federer and cricket fans on Twitter went insane.

Federer vs. Nadal is a boring and exciting predicted final.

If Federer and Nadal advance to the final, they'd meet in the championship 10 years after one of their best Wimbledon battles, a five-set masterpiece won by Nadal.

Ostapenko, the 2017 French Open champion, lost her first two service games and went 5-2 down in the opening set before rallying to force a tiebreaker against her Belarussian opponent.

There are uncertainties in that lineup - but the story at the end of the drama is likely to be the same as it has been for the past seven grand slam tournaments: victory for either Federer or Nadal. A big if, admittedly.

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BBC reports that the top seed is bidding for a joint record ninth singles title to draw level with Martina Navratilova.

The 36-year-old Federer has qualified for the last-eight without dropping a set and now has won 32 straight sets at All England Club now.

But who are the new and the newish faces? I think the right way of looking at it is: "It's an opportunity to test myself against a player of Roger's caliber", said Anderson, who is 0-4 against Federer. "You can be a mom, you can still play tennis and you can still be great". So, too, is 19-year-old Denis Shapovalov of Canada. He was gifted a first-week stroll as pleasant as a walk on Wimbledon Common and begins the fourth round on Centre Court at 1pm against Adrian Mannarino.

Daria Kasatkina is one of the emerging talents of the WTA Tour.

The Russian, 21, won her first title a year ago and reached the French Open quarter-finals last month. In his column for the Times of India, former World No. 1 Boris Becker wrote, "The first week has been starkly contrasting for the men and women at Wimbledon this year".

"He's got weapons, a big serve and a big forehand", said Djokovic of the world number 40.

As for Serena Williams? .

They then asked the ICC how good was Federer's effort, to which the global cricket governing body replied by putting Federer as the world's best batsman.

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For now, though, comes another day of reflection and, more important, rest. Harry Maguire or Roger Federer?

The other matchup on the top half of the draw is No. 9 John Isner against No. 13 Milos Raonic, who beat Federer in the 2016 semifinals before losing in the final.

"I'm more concerned the World Cup final will have issues because the Wimbledon final is going on", said the Swiss.

"They'll hear every point, Wow, love-15, 15-30".

"The players are going to look up in the crowd and not understand what's going on at Wimbledon".

"That's how important Wimbledon is to me and to us over here". "You always tend to play better against better players and I'm happy to be back in the second week of Wimbledon".

Both Anderson of South Africa and the 44th-ranked Monfils of France were bidding to reach the quarterfinals for the first time on their 10th appearance at the All England Club.

"We are a sold-out event and there's massive interest. If it was, more people would have come out on top".

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Murray will be joining BBC's TV coverage of Wimbledon this week.

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