Wimbledon 2018, Day 7: Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, Serena cruise to quarters

Karolina Pliskova was knocked out in by Kiki Bertens in the round of 16.

Eight-time champion Roger Federer.   -  Getty Images

That would be all from our side. Good bye and Good Night!

Elsewhere, Novak Djokovic beats Karen Khachanov 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 to enter the quarerfinals; he will lock horns with Kei Nishikori.

And for the first time since 2011, Rafael Nadal has reached the quarterfinals of SW19.

11.03 pm: Business as usual for Rafael Nadal. He makes short work of Jiri Vesely and thumps the Czech in straight sets 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 to move into the quarterfinals. Top class stuff from the second seed Spaniard.

11.00 pm: Kevin Anderson is level 4-4 in the fourth set with Monfils. Looks like the match is going the distance.

10.35 pm: A series of excellent returns by Jiri Vesely rewards with the break and the Czech leads Rafael Nadal 3-2 in the third set. Nadal won the first two 6-3, 6-3.

10.15 pm: A doubles marathon. Robin Haase and R. Lindstedt prevail in the end. The pair beat N. Mektic/A. Peya 7-5, 6-3, 3-6, 4-6, 8-6.

10.00 pm: Juan Martin Del Potro and G. Simon are out and are warming up. We can expect a cracker of a contest!

9.47 pm: It is business as usual for Rafael Nadal. He leads Jiri Vesely 6-3.

COMPLETED MATCHES (at 9:45pm IST)

Gentlemen’s singles – fourth round

Roger Federer (1) bt Adrian Mannarino (22) 6-0, 7-5, 6-4

John Isner (9) bt Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4 7-6 (10-8), 7-6 (7-4)

Milos Raonic (13) bt Mackenzie McDonald 6-3, 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 6-2

Kei Nishikori (24) bt Ernests Gulbis 4-6, 7-6 (7-5), 7-5 (12-10), 6-1

 

Ladies’ singles – fourth round

Kiki Bertens (20) bt Karolína Plíšková (7) 6-3, 7-6 (7-1)

Jeļena Ostapenko (12) bt Aliaksandra Sasnovich 7-6 (7-4), 6-0

Angelique Kerber (11) bt Belinda Bencic 7-3, 7-6 (7-5)

Julia Görges (13) bt Donna Vekić 6-3, 6-2

Daria Kasatkina (14) bt Alison Van Uytvanck 6-7 (6-8), 6-3, 6-2

Serena Williams (25) bt Evgeniya Rodina 6-2, 6-2

Dominika Cibulková bt Hsieh Su-wei 6-4, 6-1

Camila Giorgi bt Ekaterina Makarova 6-3, 6-4

9.40 pm: Japan's Kei Nishikori wins a four-set marathon. He lords over Ernests Gulbis 4-6, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (10), 6-1. He is the first Japanese man to reach the quarterfinals at Wimbledon since Shuzo Matsuoka in 1995.  (Match report)

9.34 pm: Good news for Indian tennis lovers. Divij Sharan and his partner Artem Sitak have bounced back from a two-set deficit to march into the quarterfinals beating J. Erlich and M. Matkowski 1-6, 6-7(3), 6-4, 6-4, 6-4.

9.27 pm: John Isner surges into the quarterfinals. A straight sets win for Isner. He gets the better of Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4, 7-6(8), 7-6(4). This is Isner's best SW19 performance.  (Match report)

9.23 pm: South Africa's Kevin Anderson is doing all the talking on Court No. 1. He leads Gael Monfils 7-6(4), 7-6(2).

WOMEN’S QUARTERFINAL DRAW

Top half

Jeļena Ostapenko (12) vs Dominika Cibulková

Angelique Kerber (11) vs Daria Kasatkina (14)

Bottom half

Julia Görges (13) vs Kiki Bertens (20)

Serena Williams (25) vs Camila Giorgi

 

9:13pm: Nadal is in action against Vesely on centre court. The first set is level at 1-1.

9:08pm: Kei Nishikori takes the third set after clinching a long tie-breaker 12-10. He leads 4-6, 7-6, 7-6 against Ernests Gulbis.

9:00pm : Rafael Nadal will be in action against Jiri Vesely on centre court very soon. Stay tuned for updates.

8:58pm: Jelena Ostapenko and Christina McHale withdraw from their women's doubles clash against Heather Watson and Tatjana Maria.

8:46pm: Serena wins!  She defeats Evgeniya Rodina 6-2, 6-2 and cruises through to the quarterfinals. That's 18 Wimbledon wins in a row for her now. (match report)

COMPLETED MATCHES (at 8:55pm IST)

Gentlemen’s singles – fourth round

Roger Federer (1) bt Adrian Mannarino (22) 6-0, 7-5, 6-4

Milos Raonic (13) bt Mackenzie McDonald 6-3, 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 6-2

 

Ladies’ singles – fourth round

Kiki Bertens (20) bt Karolína Plíšková (7) 6-3, 7-6 (7-1)

Jeļena Ostapenko (12) bt Aliaksandra Sasnovich 7-6 (7-4), 6-0

DominikaCibulková bt Hsieh Su-wei 6-4, 6-1

Camila Giorgi bt Ekaterina Makarova 6-3, 6-4

Angelique Kerber (11) bt Belinda Bencic 7-3, 7-6 (7-5)

Julia Görges (13) bt Donna Vekić 6-3, 6-2

Daria Kasatkina (14) bt Alison Van Uytvanck 6-7 (6-8), 6-3, 6-2

Serena Williams (25) bt Evgeniya Rodina 6-2, 6-2

 

Gentlemen’s doubles – third round

Bruno Soares & Jamie Murray (5) bt Ken Skupski & Neal Skupski 6-3, 6-4, 6-4

Joe Salisbury & Frederik Nielsen bt Robert Farah & Juan Sebastián Cabal (6) 5-7, 7-6 (7-3), 6-3, 7-6 (7-1)

Mike Bryan & Jack Sock (7) bt Kevin Krawietz & Andreas Mies 6-2, 6-7 (2-7), 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 7-5

Jan-Lennard Struff & Ben McLachlan (14) bt Philipp Petzschner & Tim Pütz 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (7-3)

 

Ladies’ doubles – third round

Lucie Šafářová & Bethanie Mattek-Sands bt Barbora Strýcová & Andrea Sestini Hlaváčková (2) 6-2, 7-6 (9-7), 6-4

Xu Yifan & Gabriela Dabrowski (6) bt Vania King & Katarina Srebotnik 6-3, 6-3

Květa Peschke & Nicole Melichar (12) bt Elise Mertens & Demi Schuurs (8) 7-6 (7-4), 6-3

8:43 pm: Serena is just a game away from heading into the quarterfinals. She leads 5-2 in the second set, after winning the first 6-2.

8:33 pm: John Isner wins the second set 7-6 after a fiercely contested tiebreaker against Stefanos Tsitsipas.

8:32 pm: Kevin Anderson takes the first set 7-6 against Gael Monfils.

8:30 pm: Milos Raonic advances to the quartefinals after defeating Mackenzie McDonald 6-3, 6-4, 6-7, 6-2. He hit 37 aces in the match. (match report)

8:27 pm: Serena Williams is 3-0 up in the second set. It's looking easy.

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8:17 pm: Meanwhile, Gael Monfils and Kevin Anderson and fighting it out hard. Anderson levels the first set at 5-5.

8:15 pm: Serena breezes through the first set, winning it 6-2 against Evgeniya Rodina.

Meanwhile, Daria Kasatkina is in the quarterfinals after defeating Alison Van Uytvanck 6-7(6), 6-3, 6-2. She will fight it out with Angelique Kerber for a place in the semifinals! (match report)

8:00 pm: An ace after a double fault, deuce game, another unreturnable serve, a weak serve and a decent rally. It has been an erratic service game from Serena but she will be pleased with that backhand winner to clinch the game to go 4-1 up in the game.

7:52 pm: The former World No. 1 has been dominant so far. She pockets her service game in a jiffy to go 3-0 up.

7:50 pm: Serena gets the break in quick time. Nerves for Rodina?

7.45 pm: Serena wins the first game with considerable ease. Powerful and ripping forehands in sight from Serena in the first game itself. 

7:40 pm: It's time for Serena Williams vs Evgeniya Rodina, the battle of moms.

7.34 pm: Daria Kasatkina wins the second set 6-3 against Alison van Uytvanck.

7:32 pm: Not a good start for the day for India at Wimbledon. J. Erlich and M. Matkowski lead Divij Sharan and A. Sitak 6-1.

7:30 pm: In the men's doubles, we have the pair of F. Nielsen and J. Salisbury leading J. Cabal and R. Farah 5-7, 7-6(3), 6-3.

7.29 pm: Angelique Kerber, the highest seed left in the women’s draw, defeats Belinda Bencic 6-3, 7-6.

7.28 pm: Roger Federer has won 32 consecutive sets at Wimbledon. He needs two more to equal his record from 2005-06.

7.25 pm: Roger Federer through to the quarterfinals. Mannarino gave him a fight in the third set also but the Swiss star prevailed to take the game 6-0, 7-5, 5-4.

7.21 pm: Angelique Kerber had a match point but Bencic saved it and we now have a tie-break on Court 1.

7. 06 pm: Milos Raonic goes two sets up against Mackenzie McDonald by winning the second 6-4.

7.02 pm: Julia Goerges wins the second set and defeats Donna Vekic 6-3, 6-2. She is through to the quarterfinals for the first time.

6.50 pm: Kei Nishikori loses the first set 6-4 to Ernests Gulbis.

6.46 pm: Federer takes the second set 7-5. Mannarino made him work for that but Federer prevailed and he now has a two-set lead.

6.43 pm: Daria Kasatkina fought to take the first to a tie-break but Alison Van Uytvanck wins the first set 7-6.

6.41 pm: Mannarino leads Federer 5-4 in the second set. He’s a game away from levelling things on Centre Court.

6.28 pm: Milos Raonic serves for the first set and takes it 6-3 against American Mackenzie McDonald.

6.23 pm: On Court 3, Julia Goerges wins the first set 6-3 against Donna Vekic.

6.22 pm: Angelique Kerber takes the first set 6-3 against Belinda Bencic, after going 3-1 down. The former World No. 1 is the highest rated top seed left in the tournament.

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This is the first time Kiki Bertens has entered the quarterfinals of Wimbledon.

5.55 pm: Roger Federer takes the first set 6-0 against Adrian Mannarino. He stormed through the opening set in 16 minutes.

COMPLETED MATCHES (at 5:45pm IST)

Ladies’ singles – fourth round

Kiki Bertens (20) bt Karolína Plíšková (7) 6-3, 7-6 (7-1)

Jeļena Ostapenko (12) bt Aliaksandra Sasnovich 7-6 (7-4), 6-0

DominikaCibulková bt Hsieh Su-wei 6-4, 6-1

Camila Giorgi bt Ekaterina Makarova 6-3, 6-4

 

Gentlemen’s doubles – third round

Bruno Soares & Jamie Murray (5) vs Ken Skupski & Neal Skupski 6-3, 6-4, 6-4

 

Ladies’ doubles – third round

Xu Yifan & Gabriela Dabrowski (6) bt Vania King & Katarina Srebotnik 6-3, 6-3

5.50 pm: We have an upset! Kiki Bertens has got the better of Karolina Pliskova 6-3, 7-6(1). With this, all of the top 10 seeds are out of the tournament. (Report)

5.46 pm: Camila Giorgi storms into the quarterfinals with a 6-3, 6-2 defeat of Ekaterina Makarova. (Report)

It will be Dominika Cibulkova vs Jelena Ostapenko in a quarterfinal.

5.37 pm: Dominica Cibulkova storms into the quarterfinals. She beats Hsieh Su-wei 6-4, 6-1. (Report)

5.36 pm: Former World No. 1 Angelique Kerber is out warming up. She will face B. Bencic.

5.35 pm: The King of Wimbledon, Roger Federer meanwhile walks out and gets warming up. He will meet Adrian Mannarino on Centre Court.

5.30 pm: How easy was that for Jelena Ostapenko. After a horrid start, getting broken early, she gets back on track and thumps Aliaksandra Sasnovich 7-6(4), 6-0. (Report)

5.28 pm: Ostapenko is serving for the match with a 5-0 lead in the second set over Sasnovich.

5.25 pm: On Court 17, in the women's doubles, G. Dabrowski and Y. Xu got the better of V. King and K. Srebotnik 6-3, 6-3.

5.20 pm: Ostapenko, meanwhile, storms into a 4-0 lead in the second set over Sasnovich.

5.17 pm: On Court 5, B. McLachlan/J. Struff lead P. Petzschner/T. Puetz 6-3, 6-4 while J. Murray/B. Soares are also in the lead against K. Skupski/N. Skupski 6-3, 6-4.

5.12 pm: Bertens is going great guns. She is commanding proceedings against the No.7 seed Pliskova with a 6-3, 3-0 lead.

5.04 pm: What a comeback from Ostapenko. She manages to edge out Sasnovich 7-6 (4) in the first set. The 12th seed is up and running!

5.04 pm: Camilia Giorgi takes the lead. She wins the first set 6-3 over Ekaterina Marakova.

5.02 pm: Dominika Cibulkova wins the first set 6-4 against Hsieh Su-wei.

4.53 pm: If Kiki Bertens does win, that would leave Angelique Kerber as the highest seed at Wimbledon. Kerber takes on Belinda Bencic later in the day.

4.50 pm: Kiki Bertens takes the first set 6-3 against Karolina Pliskova. Do we have another upset on our hands? Pliskova did come back from a set down in her last game though.

4.46 pm: Jelena Ostapenko has hit four double-faults as of now but makes it 4-5 in the first set.

4.30 pm: Karolina Pliskova breaks Kiki Bertens, makes it 3-3 in the first set.

4.27 pm: Jelena Ostapenko fights back and takes the fourth game against Aliaksandra Sasnovich, who leads 3-1 in the first set.

4.18 pm: Karolina Pliskova, the only top 10 seed left, is taking on Kiki Bertens on the No. 2 Court.

4:17 pm: Jelena Ostapenko broken in the second game of the first set by Aliaksandra Sasnovich, who leads 2-0.

4:00 pm: We're into the day's play on Manic Monday at the All-England Club, and the three greatest male players of their generation take to the courts today, as well as one of the greatest – if not the greatest – female player of all time.

Here's the order of play:

ORDER OF PLAY (all times in BST)

Centre Court

1:00pm

Gentlemen’s singles – fourth round

R. Federer (SUI) 1 v A. Mannarino (FRA) 22

Ladies’ singles – fourth round

S. Williams (USA) 25 v E. Rodina (RUS)

Gentlemen’s singles – fourth round

J. Vesely (CZE) v R. Nadal (ESP) 2

 

No.1 Court

1:00pm

Ladies’ singles – fourth round

A. Kerber (GER) 11 v B. Bencic (SUI)

Gentlemen’s singles – fourth round

G. Monfils (FRA) v K. Anderson (RSA) 8

Gentlemen’s singles – fourth round

K. Khachanov (RUS) v N. Djokovic (SRB) 12

 

No.2 Court

11:30am

Ladies’ singles – fourth round

Ka. Pliskova (CZE) 7 v K. Bertens (NED) 20

Gentlemen’s singles – fourth round

K. Nishikori (JPN) 24 v E. Gulbis (LAT)

Gentlemen’s singles – fourth round

J. Del Potro (ARG) 5 v G. Simon (FRA)

 

No.3 Court

11:30am

Ladies’ singles – fourth round

J. Ostapenko (LAT) 12 v A. Sasnovich (BLR)

Ladies’ singles – fourth round

J. Goerges (GER) 13 v D. Vekic (CRO)

Gentlemen’s singles – fourth round

J. Isner (USA) 9 v S. Tsitsipas (GRE) 31

Mixed doubles – second round

J. Clarke (GBR) & H. Dart (GBR) v M. Mirnyi (BLR) 13 & K. Peschke (CZE) 13

 

Court 12

11:30am

Ladies’ singles – fourth round

C. Giorgi (ITA) v E. Makarova (RUS)

Gentlemen’s singles – fourth round

M. McDonald (USA) v M. Raonic (CAN) 13

Gentlemen’s doubles – third round

D. Inglot (GBR) 15 & F. Skugor (CRO) 15 v M. Gonzalez (ARG) & N. Jarry (CHI)

 

Court 18

11:30am

Ladies’ singles – fourth round

S-W. Hsieh (TPE) v D. Cibulkova (SVK)

Ladies’ singles – fourth round

A. Van Uytvanck (BEL) v D. Kasatkina (RUS) 14

Ladies’ doubles – third round

B. Krejcikova (CZE) 3 & K. Siniakova (CZE) 3 v L. Hradecka (CZE) 14 & S-W. Hsieh (TPE) 14

Gentlemen’s doubles – third round

L. Mayer (ARG) & J. Sousa (POR) v R. Klaasen (RSA) 13 & M. Venus (NZL) 13

 

Court 4

11:00am

Girls’ singles – first round

X. Wang (CHN) 4 v A. Geller (ARG)

Boys’ singles – first round

J. De Jong (NED) v T. Droguet (FRA)

Boys’ singles – first round

A. Matusevich (GBR) v C. Tabur (FRA)

Girls’ singles – first round

Y. Mansouri (FRA) v D. Snigur (UKR)

Boys’ singles – first round

A. Cazaux (FRA) v Y. Erel (TUR)

 

Court 5

11:30am

Gentlemen’s doubles – third round

P. Petzschner (GER) & T. Puetz (GER) v B. McLachlan (JPN) 14 & J. Struff (GER) 14

Boys’ singles – first round

C. Tseng (TPE) 1 v W. Marek (POL)

Boys’ singles – first round

K. Mayo (USA) v A. Bovy (BEL)

Boys’ singles – first round

S. Danilov (RUS) v H. Gaston (FRA) 4

 

Court 6

11:00am

Girls’ singles – first round

F. Jones (GBR) v E. Cocciaretto (ITA) 14

Boys’ singles – first round

H. Von Der Schulenburg (SUI) v J. Draper (GBR)

Boys’ singles – first round

J. Hersey (GBR) v L. Herman (BEL)

Girls’ singles – first round

E. Raducanu (GBR) v G. Price (USA)

Boys’ singles – first round

E. Hudd (GBR) v O. Styler (CZE)

 

Court 7

11:00am

Girls’ singles – first round

M. Osorio Serrano (COL) 6 v L. Kung (SUI)

Girls’ singles – first round

K. Rakhimova (RUS) v J. Zuger (SUI)

Girls’ singles – first round

F. Rossi (ITA) v Q. Zheng (CHN)

Girls’ singles – first round

C. Hennemann (SWE) v S. Waltert (SUI)

Boys’ singles – first round

B. Nakashima (USA) v J. Reis Da Silva (BRA)

 

Court 8

11:30am

Gentlemen’s doubles – third round

M. Bryan (USA) 7 & J. Sock (USA) 7 v K. Krawietz (GER) & A. Mies (GER)

Ladies’ doubles – third round

T. Babos (HUN) 1 & K. Mladenovic (FRA) 1 v K. Flipkens (BEL) 13 & M. Niculescu (ROU) 13

Mixed doubles – second round

M. Bryan (USA) & B. Mattek-Sands (USA) v B. McLachlan (JPN) 14 & E. Hozumi (JPN) 14

Mixed doubles – second round

R. Haase (NED) & K. Flipkens (BEL) v R. Ram (USA) 8 & A. Klepac (SLO) 8

 

Court 9

11:30am

Ladies’ doubles – third round

B. Mattek-Sands (USA) & L. Safarova (CZE) v A. Sestini Hlavackova (CZE) 2 & B. Strycova (CZE) 2

Gentlemen’s doubles – third round

N. Mektic (CRO) 8 & A. Peya (AUT) 8 v R. Haase (NED) & R. Lindstedt (SWE)

Girls’ singles – first round

L. Fernandez (CAN) 11 v V. Apisah (PNG)

Boys’ singles – first round

S. Ivanov (BUL) v D. Baird (USA) 15

 

Court 10

11:00am

Girls’ singles – first round

G. Topalova (BUL) v C Gauff (USA) 3

Girls’ singles – first round

M. Rivera Corado (GUA) v D. Hewitt (USA)

Girls’ singles – first round

M. Leonard (FRA) v A. Noel (USA) 5

Girls’ singles – first round

H. Black (USA) v Y. Naito (JPN) 9

Girls’ singles – first round

W. Osuigwe (USA) 1 v I. Swiatek (POL)

 

Court 11

11:00am

Girls’ singles – first round

C. McNally (USA) 13 v D. Frayman (RUS)

Girls’ singles – first round

P. Stearns (USA) v A. Nagy (HUN)

Boys’ singles – first round

F. Diaz Acosta (ARG) 9 v G. Nanda (USA)

Boys’ singles – first round

E. Nava (USA) v L. Zima (GER)

 

Court 14

11:30am

Gentlemen’s doubles – third round

K. Skupski (GBR) & N. Skupski (GBR) v J. Murray (GBR) 5 & B. Soares (BRA) 5

Ladies’ doubles – third round

E. Mertens (BEL) 8 & D. Schuurs (NED) 8 v N. Melichar (USA) 12 & K. Peschke (CZE) 12

Ladies’ doubles – third round

K. Bertens (NED) 9 & J. Larsson (SWE) 9 v A. Rosolska (POL) & A. Spears (USA)

Mixed doubles – second round

N. Mektic (CRO) 5 & H. Chan (TPE) 5 v F. Martin (FRA) & R. Olaru (ROU)

 

Court 15

11:30am

Gentlemen’s doubles – third round

F. Nielsen (DEN) & J. Salisbury (GBR) v J. Cabal (COL) 6 & R. Farah (COL) 6

Ladies’ doubles – third round

I. Begu (ROU) 15 & M. Buzarnescu (ROU) 15 v A. Klepac (SLO) 4

M. Martinez Sanchez (ESP) 4

Mixed doubles – second round

J. Peers (AUS) & S. Zhang (CHN) v B. Soares (BRA) 2 & E. Makarova (RUS) 2

Mixed doubles – second round

E. Roger-Vasselin (FRA) 6 & A. Sestini Hlavackova (CZE) 6 v N. Mahut (FRA) & E. Svitolina (UKR)

 

Court 16

11:00am

Girls’ singles – first round

C. Tauson (DEN) 8 v M. Sawangkaew (THA)

Boys’ singles – first round

S. Palosi (ROU) v T. Ichikawa (JPN)

Girls’ singles – first round

A. Nagata (JPN) v E. Liang (TPE) 2

Boys’ singles – first round

A. McHugh (GBR) 16 v H. Mayot (FRA)

Boys’ singles – first round

B. Baker (GBR) v T. Skatov (KAZ) 6

 

Court 17

11:30am

Ladies’ doubles – third round

G. Dabrowski (CAN) 6 & Y. Xu (CHN) 6 v V. King (USA) 17 & K. Srebotnik (SLO) 17

Gentlemen’s doubles – third round

D. Sharan (IND) & A. Sitak (NZL) v J. Erlich (ISR) & M. Matkowski (POL)

Ladies’ doubles – third round

T. Maria (GER) & H. Watson (GBR) v C. McHale (USA) & J. Ostapenko (LAT)

Mixed doubles – second round

M. Pavic (CRO) 1 & G. Dabrowski (CAN) 1 v A. Sitak (NZL) & L. Kichenok (UKR)

 

To be arranged

Not before: 5:00pm

Mixed doubles – second round

H. Kontinen (FIN) 16 & H. Watson (GBR) 16 v M. Matkowski (POL) & M. Buzarnescu (ROU)

Mixed doubles – second round

J. Murray (GBR) & V. Azarenka (BLR) v R. Farah (COL) 7 & A-L. Groenefeld (GER) 7

3:55pm: Welcome to Sportstar's coverage of the action from Day 7 of Wimbledon 2018.