Wimbledon 2018: Predicting Men and Women's Finals Before Week 2

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In many respects, the Swiss was playing against a standard he has set for himself on grass, which has become his natural habitat.

Meanwhile, fifth seed Juan Martin del Potro met stubborn resistance from Frenchman Gilles Simon and had to settle for a suspension of their Wimbledon fourth round match as he led 7-6 (1), 7-6 (5), 5-7 after more than three hours on Court Two.

Roger Federer advanced to a record-extending 16th Wimbledon quarterfinal with a 6-0, 7-5, 6-4 victory over Adrian Mannarino of France on Monday. So, too, is 19-year-old Denis Shapovalov of Canada. A former world number 15, she talked about retiring previous year, saying that tennis "just wasn't fun" any more and that her main goal in 2018 was to feel good. I'm a big player, big serve. He was gifted a first-week stroll as pleasant as a walk on Wimbledon Common and begins the fourth round on Centre Court at 1pm against Adrian Mannarino.

If Federer does win a ninth title the chances are he will be celebrating at the champions' ball on Sunday evening alongside his friend and contemporary Serena Williams, also 36 - and with three majors more than him at 23.

"I wouldn't know that it happened in '05 and '06, I feel like these streaks just happen", he said. If you ask me if I prefer another (opponent), I say yes. I am not saying I am not excited to play against Roger in the final.

But there was no stopping the Serb once he made it on to Court One as he romped to a 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 win to reach the quarter-finals for a 10th time.

World number one Rafael Nadal reached his first Wimbledon quarter-final since 2011 with a 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 win over Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic on Monday.

Nadal, a two-time Wimbledon champion, reached his first Wimbledon quarterfinals since 2011, when he was runner-up to Novak Djokovic in 2011.

Del Potro saved two break points in the sixth game, a deft chip from the baseline that dipped over the net followed by a forehand victor, before taking the opening set in a 7-1 tiebreak.

"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.

However, Federer has held all of his 55 service games this year and last dropped serve in the semi-finals in 2017 - 81 service games ago.

Three-time champion Novak Djokovic, seeded a lowly 12 this year, can make his 10th Wimbledon quarterfinal if he defeats unseeded Karen Khachanov, the world No. 40 from Russian Federation.

Thirteen Wimbledon championships between them and 49 grand slam titles overall, it was quite the historic training run.

Both Anderson of South Africa and the 44th-ranked Monfils of France were bidding to reach the quarterfinals for the first time on their 10th appearance at the All England Club. "I'm going to have to really take it to him. I probably won't have another 6-0 set this week, so I'll enjoy this one".

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