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Roger Federer into 16th Wimbledon quarterfinal

Roger Federer into 16th Wimbledon quarterfinal

"They know I play a lot of tennis, but they won't know what my ranking would be", Federer told a news conference.

Over the past week none of Roger Federer's opponents needed to play on a court with a retractable roof as Wimbledon has been roasting in 30 degrees Celsius temperatures.

Federer next faces eighth-seeded Kevin Anderson of South Africa, who reached his first Wimbledon quarterfinal after edging Gael Monfils 7-6 (4), 7-6 (2), 5-7, 7-6 (4).

The first set horror-show and an apparent groin injury did not stop the world number 26 from becoming the first man to earn break points against Federer at the All England Club this year.

But it's business as usual for Federer as the defending champion took his consecutive sets won at Wimbledon to 29 in a third-round dismissal of Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff.

World number two Federer, eyeing a 21st Grand Slam title, has won all five of his previous meetings with Mannarino, a 30-year-old journeyman who has never been past the last 16 at a major.

Top-ranked Rafael Nadal is also back in the quarterfinals for the first time since 2011. His decision to skip the French Open this year, for instance, helped him keep his legs for Wimbledon.

Novak Djokovic reached the quarter-finals for the 10th time with a 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 win over Russia's Karen Khachanov. She beat the ninth-seeded Williams in the third round after coming from a break down in the third set. But she was broken again in the final game, becoming the fifth of the top eight women's seeds to lose before the third round.

Serena Williams is back in the Wimbledon quarterfinals for the 13th time after beating Russian qualifier Evgeniya Rodina 6-4 6-2.

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The Czech faces Dutch 20th seed Kiki Bertens, who stunned five-time Wimbledon victor Venus in the third round. It was the first time the eight-time Wimbledon champion had worn the brand publicly, but organizers said he didn't violate any of their strict rules in regards to using the tournament for marketing purposes.

Jelena Ostapenko advanced to a second consecutive Wimbledon quarterfinal with a 7-6 (4) 6-0 victory over Aliaksandra Sasnovich.

In the first round, she started by conceding a tiebreaker against 58th-ranked Johanna Larsson before taking 12 of the last 15 games.

The eight-time Wimbledon victor will play either Ivo Karlovic or Jan-Lennard Struff in the third round.

The 29th-seeded Buzarnescu beat Katie Swan of Britain 6-0, 6-3, clinching the match with a backhand victor on No. 3 Court.

Converting any of them, however, was mission impossible as Federer saved all four to take his streak of winning successive service games at Wimbledon to 81, dating back to last year's semi-finals. After the review confirmed the ball landed on the line, umpire Juan Zhang of China awarded the point to Cibulkova.

A stunning, swerving drop shot brought about match point on Lacko's serve and Federer capitalised to the delight of an awestruck crowd.

After seven minutes, the decision was finally changed and the point replayed.


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