Roger Federer beats Mischa Zverev to reach Wimbledon fourth round

Roger Federer beats Mischa Zverev to reach Wimbledon fourth round

Roger Federer beats Mischa Zverev to reach Wimbledon fourth round

Adding extra spice to Wednesday's drama is a growing concern over the state of the All England Club's famed Centre Court where, according to Djokovic, a hole has developed.

Nadal had won 28 consecutive completed sets at major tournaments, equaling his personal best. Dimitrov was once called Baby Fed for a reason: He has pretty strokes and fine technique, though never quite as much consistency as Federer.

If that was the first indication that Nadal, too, was truly back after his own health issues, another one came at the French Open, where he won his record 10th trophy in fantastic fashion, not dropping a set.

If Federer meets Djokovic, then I am not so sure if Federer will prevail despite being the probablend favorite.

"The weather also affects the grass". 'Obviously I think ideally you would have two men's and two women's on Centre, potentially starting the matches a bit earlier would allow for that, I think', the World No.

Over on Court 1, Garbine Muguruza takes on No.7 seed Svetlana Kuznetsova.

"I have played on better courts". Maybe a couple of sloppy service games in the first set but that was by far the best I'd hit the ball so far. "I was happy about that". The seventh-seeded Croat beat Roberto Bautista Agut 6-2, 6-2, 6-2. And there's the knowledge-this can't be escaped-that Federer hasn't won here since 2012, despite coming close several times.

Jelena Ostapenko, who beat Elena Svitolina after being relegated to Court 12, was another to express her surprise at being scheduled to play on one of Wimbledon's smaller courts.

Novak Djokovic has criticised the state of the centre court at Wimbledon
Novak Djokovic has criticised the state of the centre court at Wimbledon. Tim Ireland

Federer first reached the Wimbledon quarterfinals in 2001 and then won the first of five straight titles in 2003.

Meanwhile, there were wins for Milos Raonic, Dominic Thiem and Tomas Berdych, all of whom will have designs on going deep into the tournament.

The top-ranked Murray will face 24th-seeded Sam Querrey, with the victor facing either Muller or Marin Cilic in the semifinals. The 24th-seeded American defeated Kevin Anderson 5-7, 7-6 (5), 6-3, 6-7 (11), 6-3.

Three-time champion Novak Djokovic was playing Adrian Mannarino on Centre Court. Her Wimbledon debut came a few months before Konjuh was born. And back again. "Accuracy is nearly as important as pace once you get over 120 (mph)", Federer said.

The 35-year-old skipped the entire clay-court season to be fresh for this tournament and he has yet to drop a set, advancing to the quarters with an impressive 6-4, 6-2, 6-4, victory over Grigor Dimitrov on Monday.

Lewis also offered a staunch defence of the condition of the grass courts at Wimbledon after several players criticised the surface as not up to scratch.

The seven-times champion and 10-times finalist needed less than 90 minutes to join top-seeded titleholder Andy Murray in the last eight with an ominous 6-4 6-2 6-4 fourth-round triumph. I think that helped.

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