Wimbledon: Manic Monday spits out Nadal, Kerber

This is rooted in the fact that this is the last Grand Slam that is being played on grass courts. He is a two-time Wimbledon champion, but maybe more important, he is British and in 2013 became the first homegrown player to win the men's title in 77 years.

Record seven-times victor Federer takes on Bulgarian 13th seed Grigor Dimitrov, Djokovic, the three-time champion, meets unseeded Frenchman Adrian Mannarino, 2008 and 2010 victor Nadal tackles 16th seed Gilles Muller of Luxembourg and Murray, the defending champion and world number one, faces Benoit Paire, another unseeded Frenchman.

"That's by far the best I have hit it this week".

"When the ball's in play he can run like a rabbit, every time".

"I'm just here, happy to have actually made it into the second week, happy to come through three battles this week".

There have been years where the women have outshone the men but at the moment it's very hard to argue beyond the big four - Djokovic, Murray, Nadal and Federer - being on Centre Court and Court One.

Garcia will have similar thoughts, however, and won their previous match in a final set tie-break in Indian Wells earlier this year. Only Venus Williams, former champion, played on the Centre Court. Federer will be facing the sixth seed, Milos Raonic of Canada, in the quarterfinal round.

The 24th-seeded American beat Anderson 5-7, 7-6 (5), 6-3, 6-7 (11), 6-3. The only former singles victor in it was the 37-year-old Venus Williams, who won way back in 2008. She is playing at the grass-court major for the 20th time in her career.

"Hopefully, she keeps going the next few days".

'Some other stuff happened there.' The No 2 seed - who argued with the umpire after the distressed Konta left the court - said she had not discussed the incident with the Briton. If Halep loses, then 2016 U.S. Open runner-up Karolina Pliskova would move atop the rankings despite a second-round exit at Wimbledon.

Top seed John Peers and his Finnish partner Henri Kontinen advanced to the men's doubles quarter-finals with a 6-3 3-6 6-1 6-4 win over Hugo Nys and Antonio Sancic but Sam Groth lost his third-round match with Swede Robert Lindstedt 6-7 (9-7) 7-6 (7-4) 7-5 7-5. "I'll try to get a lot out of it, if possible", said the 30-year-old Frenchman. You know, you have the two men's and the two women's, obviously.

Paire's woes continued into the second set when he was broken to love in the opening game, but he restored parity at 3-3 after getting that disappointment out of his system. He may not look right between the points, but the match is played during the point - and during the point, you didn't see any problem.

"Always the end of Grand Slams is a unusual feeling because in the first week, it s such a big buzz around the players areas, so busy, but by the semi-finals and finals there s very few people around".

Williams, a vocal advocate for Wimbledon's switch in 2007 to equal prize money for the genders, said about the court assignments: "I'm sure that the women. would want more matches on Centre or Court No. 1 over the whole fortnight". The match between Federer and Dimitrov lasted for 98 minutes with a final score of 6-4, 6-2, 6-4.

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