Published: Wed, July 11, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

Roger Federer not concerned about start of World Cup game

Roger Federer not concerned about start of World Cup game

Defending champion Roger Federer, who is more than likely to be playing in Sunday's final, even joked that maybe the World Cup final should move to accommodate the Wimbledon title match.

Federer cruised past Frenchman Adrian Mannarino in his Round of 16 match on Monday in a thumping 6-0 7-5 6-4 victory.

His opponent on Wednesday is eighth-seeded Anderson, the first South African since Wayne Ferreira in 1994 to get to the last eight.

Wednesday's other quarter-final sees 2016 runner-up Raonic tackle USA ninth seed Isner, making his Wimbledon last-eight debut at 33. "I knew he was much better than that first set and he showed that".

Federer has now won 32 consecutive sets at SW19, leaving him just two short of his best run in the tournament, achieved across 2005 and 2006.

Nadal has won both the pair's career meetings on grass including at the All England Club in the last-16 seven years ago.

'Now he's getting motivated and you saw after the match point, how he reacted - I haven't seen him react like that for a long time after winning a match.

Djokovic made light work of Tennys Sandren in the first round, before dropping just six games once more en route to beating Horacio Zeballos in the second.

As it stands, the 17-time Grand Slam champion is now on 8,950 points while Federer, who has to win a ninth Wimbledon title to retain the full 2,000 points, is now on 8,720.

Rafael Nadal is in the quarterfinals at Wimbledon for the first time since 2011.

Nadal, the 2008 and 2010 champion, will face either Juan Martin del Potro, the fifth seed from Argentina, or unseeded Gilles Simon of France for a place in the semifinals. "I was inspired. I wanted to play exactly like him and do the same results".

Djokovic, seeded 12th, won easily over Russia's Karen Khachanov, 6-4, 6-2, 6-2.

Nishikori is playing in his first Wimbledon quarter-final.

Anderson, 32, is one of the biggest servers on tour and the hot conditions are helping his game, however, the 2017 US Open finalist has never taken a set off Federer in four previous meetings.

"I didn't think that was ever going to happen, to be honest."

He should be too fresh and too strong for Kei Nishikori, the No 24 seed who has had to fight all the way.

The big Argentine was looking to set up a mouth-watering quarter-final against Rafael Nadal, looking to avenge his defeat by the Spaniard, seeded second at Wimbledon, in the French Open semi-finals last month.

Williams celebrated her milestone 100th match at The All England Club with a 90th win, needing just a tick over an hour to see off Russian qualifier and fellow tennis mum Evgeniya Rodina 6-2 6-2. Depends against who you play you have less or more chances to win.

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