Wimbledon 2018: Rafael Nadal Prefers Not To Face Roger Federer In Final

Grant SmithJul 11, 2018

Federer took his tally of consecutive sets won on London's hallowed lawns to 32 with a 6-0 7-5 6-4 dispatch of risky French left-hander Adrian Mannarino.

However, the Frenchman did manage to earn a break point - the first Federer had faced in the tournament - as his opponent served for the set and then dug deep to stay with the Swiss in the second.

The menace was back in Djokovic's eyes, and he took this momentum with him when seeing off Karen Khachanov in straight sets on Monday. "It was a good win but it was tougher than the scoreline to be honest".

"I think it's a pretty exciting opportunity to play Federer here at Wimbledon", Anderson, who has served 96 aces in four rounds, told reporters. So it's really cool.

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

"He could be the nightmare draw, the players left will want to see him go out because his serve is bigger and he never has a bad serving day", he said.

But the 23-time major winner's blistering form and a series of shock results have paved the way for another Williams coronation at Wimbledon. She is seeded 25th after missing last year's tournament while pregnant.

Meanwhile the last top 10 seed in the ladies' draw, Karolina Pliskova, has also been sent packing.

Kiki Bertens took care of the last of the top 10 with a 6-3, 7-6 (7/1) victory over Czech seventh seed Pliskova.

Shapovalov's Wimbledon ended in the second round. The last time two German women reached any Grand Slam semifinals was at the 1993 French Open, featuring Steffi Graf and Anke Huber. He finally got on the scoreboard when he held his opening service game, having saved four break points to do so in a game that lasted half as long as the entire first set.

"I'm more concerned the World Cup final will have issues because the Wimbledon final is going on".

In the first set when Federer led 2-0, the 36-year-old came up with a solid defense on a Mannarino return. The 27-year-old Canadian, runner-up to Andy Murray in 2016, triumphed 6-3, 6-4, 6-7 (5/7), 6-2.

It was all started when leading 2-0 in the first set, Mannarino's default serve was defended by Federer in an nearly "cricket" style.

Nadal, who plays at a slower, more deliberate pace, had no trouble with 93rd-ranked Jiri Vesely either, dismissing him, 6-3, 6-3, 6-4, in less than two hours. In the process, he has extended his run of consecutive sets won at the All England Club to 32. It has been a very positive four matches for me - I didn't play on grass for a year - so I try to keep focus, that is the main thing'.

Federer boasts a 4-0 career record against 2017 US Open runner-up Anderson and 9-4 over Monfils. "You're talking about Federer who has won 20 of these Grand Slams".

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