Federer, Serena aim to advance on Wimbledon’s ‘Manic Monday’

Wimbledon Day 5 Live

I always have to check the score first.

Defending champion Roger Federer eased into the Wimbledon fourth round on Friday with a 6-3, 7-5, 6-2 win over Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff.

"Not really. I'm telling myself why didn't I break the first game of the second", a grinning Federer said as he stood three wins away from lifting the men's trophy for a record ninth time.

World number one Rafael Nadal reached his first Wimbledon quarter-final since 2011 with a straight-sets win over unseeded Czech Jiri Vesely.

Russia's Ekaterina Makarova defied second round victim Wozniacki's churlish prediction that she wouldn't progress further in the tournament by reaching the last 16.

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.

France's Adrian Mannarino, a five-set victor over Daniil Medvedev, awaits in round four.

The status quo has been challenged like never before in the women's singles, with nine of the top 10 seeds crashing out before the Wimbledon last 16 for the first time in the Open area.

Enigmatic Ernests Gulbis dumps out fourth seed Alexander Zverev
Zverev hit back by winning the next two sets 6-4, 7-5 to put himself in the driving seat to progress to the fourth round. There was no going back there for me. "But then I thought, Well, if I don't feel well, it's going to be one set".

Boris Johnson quits to add to pressure on May over Brexit
European Council President Donald Tusk said it was unfortunate the whole "idea of Brexit has not left together with David Davis ". Fellow Tory MP Andrea Jenkyns calls on Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to follow suit and resign.

Expansive Belgium versus pragmatic France could decide the 2018 champions
Hazard won the 2015 PFA player of the year award following his 14-goal haul in their title-winning campaign under Jose Mourinho. Mina, who scored three goals for Colombia at the World Cup , has been linked with Merseyside rivals Liverpool and Everton.

The blow appeared to suck the life out of Mannarino and he was broken in the next game before Federer served out for the match.

Roger Federer has won a record eight grand slam titles at Wimbledon wearing complete whites.

Williams is 6-2 in her career against Kerber, but the match might be better than expected given the tight major finals played between the two in 2016.

Dominika Cibulkova overcame a delay caused by a controversial decision from the umpire to advance to the Wimbledon quarter-finals with a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Hsieh Su-Wei. Another statistic that makes this one seem like quite a mismatch: Federer is 5-0 against Mannarino, winning 12 of the 13 sets they've played.

The outsider, who beat Daniil Medvedev in five sets to reach the last-16, faltered at the worst possible moment, however, and gave Federer two break points at 5-5.

Federer is taking on 22nd-seeded Frenchman Adrian Mannarino before Williams faces Evgeniya Rodina in a matchup of the only two mothers remaining in the tournament.

On No. 1 Court, three-time champion Novak Djokovic faces Karen Khachanov of Russian Federation.

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