Roger Federer reaches Wimbledon quarter-finals by beating Adrian Mannarino

Ruben Hill
July 9, 2018

Frenchman Mannarino improved in the second and third set but was unable to trouble Federer as the 36-year-old clinched an impressive 6-0 7-5 6-4 triumph. She plays the day's first match on No. 2 Court, facing No. 20 Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands, who eliminated Venus Williams in the third round.

She was allowed to play on as the underwear was shorter than her dress.

Nine out of the women's top 10 seeds have now exited the first week of competition and seventh seed Karolina Pliskova is the highest seed that remains.

She is the fourth former women's champion to get knocked out, joining Maria Sharapova, Petra Kvitova and last year's victor Garbine Muguruza. The seven-time champion came from a break down in the first set to get past Kristina Mladenovic 7-5, 7-6 (2).

De Minaur showed some grit in the third set, but a single break from Nadal ensured he got the job done with minimum fuss, winning on his third match point.

Roger Federer has breezed into the fourth round of Wimbledon to the surprise of pretty much no one.

The 38-year-old American, last year's runner-up, was the oldest women's singles entrant in 2018.

Three years ago, Canadian star Eugenie Bouchard turned heads by wearing a black bra under her white playing top.

She faces another mother in the fourth round Monday (Tuesday NZT): 120th-ranked qualifier Evgeniya Rodina of Russian Federation, who upset No. 10 seed Madison Keys of the U.S.

"Serena is my idol, " Rodina said.

So while tennis fans around the world start dreaming, hoping and longing that the two most successful players on planet tennis will renew their rivalry on the sport's greatest stage, there is one person who is definitely not keen on the idea.

He was in cruise control from there and raced to the first set before two more breaks in the second solidified Nadal's domination.

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

Zverev also erased a 2-1 deficit in sets three times to reach the quarterfinals of the French Open, his best result at a Grand Slam.

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.

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