Andy Murray and Jo Konta maintained a glorious Wimbledon for their country by cementing places in both the men's and women's singles quarter-finals for British players for the first time in 44 years. This time previous year, he took a big five-set win over Bernard Tomic and with a style that plays points quickly, he could put Murray under pressure that way.
His serve was turned over twice in the first five games of the opening set and he'd save another eight break points on the way to a 7-6 6-4 6-4 victory.
Murray is second on Centre Court today, following the ladies' match between Ama Konjuh and Venus Williams.
Paire hit 50 winners compared to just 25 for Murray and entertained the crowd with several attempts at diving shots but ultimately was far too erratic. Falling into a love-40 hole in the ninth game, Paire was in prime position for a backhand volley but badly bungled the shot wide donating the break at love as Murray served for the set at 5-4.
Here, he played within himself at times - "he did enough to win, that's all he needed", said Paire - yet at others, he turned nothings into a breathtaking series of somethings.
The extent of the challenge facing the club was highlighted last week by the Daily Telegraph. 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.
The Frenchman, ranked 46 in the world and unseeded at the Championships, beat the big serving Pole Jerzy Janowicz in straight sets on Friday, and Murray knows he faces another stern test to make it a decade of quarter-final appearances.
"I think I deserve to play on a better court than Court 12", Ostapenko said. Like the other day when I played Fognini (in the third round), we had hardly any light left. He said: "I knew some of the boxers that were there".
"I'm just here, happy to have actually made it into the second week, happy to come through three battles this week".
"I absolutely respect Angelique Kerber is number one in the world, Muguruza is a former finalist, grand slam victor but we are spoilt for choice". In the breaker, Anderson adopted a far more aggressive approach and quickly assumed a 5-1 lead. Murray has won 10 of his last 11 matches on grass court. Querrey has played a lot of long matches to get to this point, but he's fresh off a performance where he had 58 winners and 18 unforced errors.
I'm pleased, I thought I played well. He's had some good wins, some tight matches as well. The start time of 1pm, already you see fans struggling to get into Court One and Centre and that's not just corporate hospitality. Sania, who has dropped to number seven in the world in the doubles chart, is still alive in the mixed doubles with Croatian partner Ivan Dodig.
Reigning men's champion Andy Murray has seen his preparation in the build-up to the defence of his title hindered by a hip injury. "Of course, the quicker the better for me", Muller, bumped up from his ATP ranking of 26 to 16th seed at Wimbledon after a superb run in the European grass court season, said. But Nadal deflected those initial two match points for Muller with an ace and a service victor. However, neither were on grass or at a grand slam, and Paire is a much stronger player than he was last time they met more than a year ago.
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