Published: Wed, July 11, 2018
Sport | By Tony Jimenez

Wimbledon Draw 2018: Federer Opens Centre Court Action against Lajovic

Wimbledon Draw 2018: Federer Opens Centre Court Action against Lajovic

Federer has some pretty resounding victories against Anderson though and leads the H2H 4-0. Legendary boxing promoter Don King was brought in to hype up the contest - using the moniker "Grapple in the Apple".

The eight-time champion is scheduled to play Wednesday's quarterfinal against Kevin Anderson on No. 1 Court - his first match away from Wimbledon's showcase venue since 2015. The upset serves as a reminder that in sport, match-ups can not be cherry-picked in advance.

"It's a surface that's going to allow me to come forward more", he said.

Two of those men have experience in doing precisely that.

Anderson, 32, is one of the biggest servers on tour and the hot conditions are helping his game, however, the 2017 US Open finalist has never taken a set off Federer in four previous meetings.

Del Potro trails world number one Nadal 10-5 in career meetings. "You can be a mom, you can still play tennis and you can still be great". "I'd be surprised if no tennis player feels nervous", he says.


It would also give him a last-8 clash against Juan Martin del Potro, the 5th seeded Argentine, or unseeded Gilles Simon of France.

"Of course this is an important result for me", Nadal said after the match.

The 32-year-old Spaniard is the top-ranked player in the world and just won his record-extending 11th French Open.

"I'm very proud to be in the same era as him and Roger Federer".

Federer, who will face either Kevin Anderson or Gael Monfils in the last eight, needed just 16 minutes to wrap up the opening set against Mannarino. Shouldn't really happen, but thankfully they do for me.

The cricketing body "admitted" that shot was actually good and joked about ranking Federer as the No. 1 Test batsmen in the World.


Raonic fired 37 aces and 74 winners to defeat Mackenzie McDonald of the United States and reach the quarterfinals for the fourth time.

Nadal, who plays at a slower, more deliberate pace, had no trouble with 93rd-ranked Jiri Vesely either, dismissing him, 6-3, 6-3, 6-4, in less than two hours.

She will face No. 12 Jelena Ostapenko on Thursday for a berth in the final.

The 28-year-old Nishikori is the first Japanese man to reach the quarterfinals at Wimbledon since Shuzo Matsuoka in 1995.

Khachanov overcame more misfortune as he held to level the third set at 2-2 despite Djokovic twice receiving the help of a net cord, but he could not survive more pressure two games later, scooping a backhand long to put his opponent on the brink.

Two-time Grand Slam champion Angelique Kerber is taking on Russian Daria Kasatkina on Centre Court.


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