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Wimbledon 2018 Kevin Anderson faces Roger Federer quarterfinals after beating Gael Monfils

Djokovic won the last of his Wimbledon titles in 2015 Djokovic won the last of his Wimbledon titles in 2015
Cassandra Castillo | 10 July, 2018, 16:41

Roger Federer, who has yet to lose a set during this tournament, celebrates his 6-0, 7-5, 6-4 win over France's Adrian Mannarino on Monday to advance to the quarterfinals at Wimbledon. "The only different thing", he said, "is that it's Federer in front of me". "I'm telling myself, 'Why didn't I break the first game of the second?'"

"His consistency, the way he plays such great tennis week in and week out", said Anderson.

Nadal routed world number 93 Vesely on the eve of the Czech player's 25th birthday.

The world number 26 became the first man to reach break points against the 36-year-old at the All England Club this year, but failed to convert any of them as Federer made it to at least the last eight of the grasscourt major for the 16th time. Along with his 44 winners (to Mannarino's 18), all are hallmarks of a player in full command.

And one court over on the opposite end?

He showed up wearing a plain white T-shirt, bereft of any obvious sponsor's logos, looking like someone out for a casual hitting session in a public park. He's played there a few more times than that.

On the fifth anniversary of Andy Murray's breakthrough win on Centre Court, the player he outlasted in three sets of nearly unbearable tension that sunny Sunday, Novak Djokovic, beat the Scot's stand-in as standard bearer for the hosts, Kyle Edmund, in four rather more ragged sets on Saturday.

Leading, 5-4, and two points away from taking the first set at 0-30 on Hsieh's serve, Cibulkova struck a backhand onto the baseline that was called out.

Yet Federer quickly snuffed out the danger and broke in the next game before rounding off the match in typically ruthless fashion. I think people can see that and can feel that.

(11) Angelique Kerber bt.

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(20) Kiki Bertens bt.

Federer, 36, won 6-0 7-5 6-4 against the 22nd seed on Centre Court, and has now won 32 consecutive sets at SW19.

"I mean, I'm definitely going to have to look at it the right way". Probably, although the Russian with the golden arm will make him work for it.

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 on Monday.

Since he exited Wimbledon at the first-round stage previous year, Anderson has enjoyed a solid return, making four finals, including his deep run at the US Open where he finished runner-up to Rafael Nadal.

For Nadal, this marks a return.

"Del Potro, don't ever discount him, he's a guy who's won a Slam, won the US Open going back in 09 and got semis in the French".

"It's true, it has been a while", Nadal said.

The All England Club has come under increasing pressure to rethink its 2pm (1300GMT) start time for Sunday's men's singles final with the football showpiece in Moscow kicking off at 4pm in the United Kingdom (1500GMT).

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