Wimbledon glance: Federer, Nadal, Williams start Week 2

Ruben Hill
July 9, 2018

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Federer's 175th win from 200 career grass-court matches saw him overtake Jimmy Connors as the most successful male player on the surface.

But it's business was usual for Federer as the defending champion took his consecutive sets won at Wimbledon to 29 in a third-round dismissal of Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff.

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A throng of photographers gathered, as did a sizeable contingent of players, coaches and journalists, to see if it would actually happen.

'I speak with him every day, he told me that he is doing well. "I just feel like totally it's not really what you do in a practice with other guys", Federer said.

Despite the disappointment of defeat, De Minaur said he'd treasure the experience of facing one of the all-time greats of the modern game on the most famous tennis court in the world. "That´s what I didn't like".

The French Open champion looked like she would escape with a match point at 5-3 in the third, but Hsieh rallied to break again and run away with victory.

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 36-year-old faces Russian qualifier 1 and fellow mother - Evgeniya Rodina in the last 16.

Williams will equal Margaret Court's record of 24 Grand Slam titles if she wins Wimbledon for the third time in the last four years.

The Spaniard's 6-1 6-2 6-4 victory means Roger Federer can not catch him even if the Swiss goes on to win a ninth title at the All England Club. "I believe I can win the match". It would be a great news for the Japanese company, Uniqlo who signed Federer with a mega deal of $300 million just before Wimbledon.

Every time when I see an article or a video, especially which I enjoy a lot, I see something about the queue, I hear what they say, how excited they are about Wimbledon. She was the unlucky player to miss out on a seeding when Serena Williams was handed No 25, but the world No 32 has channelled that frustration in supreme style, brushing aside home favourite Johanna Konta and 15th seed Elise Mertens - both in straight sets.

While he is excited to face the 17-time Grand Slam victor, the Aussie is claiming it's business as usual.

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