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Sport Sweet 16 for Federer at Wimbledon

17:52  09 july  2018
17:52  09 july  2018 Source:   msn.com

Third seed Cilic makes solid Wimbledon start

  Third seed Cilic makes solid Wimbledon start Last year's runner-up Marin Cilic made a solid start to the Wimbledon championships with a clinical 6-1 6-4 6-4 victory over Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka on Monday. © REUTERS/Tony O'Brien Wimbledon Croatian Cilic, who lost last year's final to Roger Federer, underlined his credentials for another Grand Slam title bid to add to his U.S. Open triumph in 2014. © REUTERS/Tony O'Brien Wimbledon The lanky 29-year-old third seed served 21 aces and made four service breaks in a match lasting one hour and 45 minutes on Court Two against a young opponent coming back from major knee surgery.

Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience. Sweet 16 for Federer at Wimbledon . Roger Federer needed just 16 minutes to win the opening set in a 6-0, 7-5, 6-4 defeat of France's Adrian Mannarino to reach his 16th Wimbledon quarter-final on Monday.

Roger Federer needed just 16 minutes to win the opening set in a 6-0, 7-5, 6-4 defeat of Frances Adrian Mannarino to reach his 16 th Wimbledon quarter-final on Monday. Eight-time champion Federer will be playing in his 53rd Grand Slam

No sweat: Roger Federer on his way to taking the first set against France's Adrian Mannarino in just 16 minutes© Provided by AFP No sweat: Roger Federer on his way to taking the first set against France's Adrian Mannarino in just 16 minutes Roger Federer needed just 16 minutes to win the opening set in a 6-0, 7-5, 6-4 defeat of France's Adrian Mannarino to reach his 16th Wimbledon quarter-final on Monday.

Eight-time champion Federer will be playing in his 53rd Grand Slam last-eight when he tackles either Gael Monfils of France or Kevin Anderson, the eighth-seeded South African.

Top seed Federer, 36, has now won 32 consecutive sets at Wimbledon, just two behind his record set from the third round in 2005 to his title triumph in 2006.

Kyrgios serves notice of intent at Wimbledon

  Kyrgios serves notice of intent at Wimbledon Nick Kyrgios cranked down 42 aces as he opened his Wimbledon campaign with 7-6(3) 7-6(4) 6-7(5) 6-3 win over Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin on Tuesday.The Australian showman saved two set points in the first set and was briefly rattled when 92nd-ranked Istomin grabbed the third on a tiebreak on Court 12.

Roger Federer needed just 16 minutes to win the opening set in a 6-0, 7-5, 6-4 defeat of France's Adrian Mannarino to reach his 16 th Wimbledon quarter-final on Monday. Eight-time champion Federer will be playing in his 53rd Grand Slam last-eight when he tackles either Gael Monfils of France or Kevin.

London - Roger Federer needed just 16 minutes to win the opening set in a 6-0, 7-5, 6-4 defeat of France's Adrian Mannarino to reach his 16 th Wimbledon quarter-final on Monday.

"It was crucial for him to stay in the match at the beginning of the second set and then it got tougher," said Federer after his sixth win in six meetings against French left-hander Mannarino.

"You always tend to play better against better players and I am happy to be back in the second week of Wimbledon."

Federer boasts a 4-0 career record against 2017 US Open runner-up Anderson and 9-4 over Monfils.

Monfils and Anderson have yet to get to the quarter-finals at Wimbledon, although the French shotmaker may just be the slight favourite as he has a 5-0 winning record over the big South African.

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Later Monday, two-time champion Rafael Nadal attempts to make the quarter-finals for the first time since he finished runner-up in 2011.

The world number one faces Czech world number 93 Jiri Vesely, who has never got past the fourth round of a Grand Slam.

Victory for Nadal over his fellow left-hander would take him into a 35th Grand Slam quarter-final.

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

Three-time champion Novak Djokovic, seeded a lowly 12 this year, can make his 10th Wimbledon quarter-final if he defeats unseeded Karen Khachanov, the world number 40 from Russia.

The winner of that clash will take on either Japan's 24th seed Kei Nishikori or unseeded Ernests Gulbis.

World number 130 Gulbis came through qualifying and shocked fourth seeded German Alexander Zverev in the third round.

Gulbis has played three successive five-set matches to get this far and is bidding to become just the sixth qualifier to reach the last-eight at Wimbledon.

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.

Stefanos Tsitsipas can make history by becoming the first Greek player -- man or woman -- to reach a Grand Slam quarter-final if he beats US ninth seed John Isner.

The 19-year-old 31st seed has already put in his best performance at a Slam and is bidding to prevent Isner, 14 year his senior, making the quarter-finals for the first time.

Serena returns to top 30 in world rankings .
Serena Williams returned to the world's top 30 in the WTA rankings released on Monday after finishing as Wimbledon runner-up. The 36-year-old American climbed 153 places to 28th despite losing Saturday's final at the All England Club to German Angelique Kerber, Williams's fourth tournament since giving birth to her daughter 10 months ago.Kerber, who won her third Grand Slam title, moved up six places to world number four, with French Open winner Simona Halep of Romania retaining the top ranking despite her third-round exit at Wimbledon.

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