Guitar man Kevin Anderson wants rhythm not blues against Roger Federer

Jan-Lennard Struff

"I was then able to put away a good Mannarino - because, in the beginning, he didn't play very well but also, for me, I didn't miss much".

The build-up to playing Federer will be a little quieter. But the 26-year-old underdog isn't ruling out an epic upset against Williams. I am not saying I am not excited to play against Roger in the final. With a 9th Wimbledon title on the cards, Federer looks in ruthless form and has now won 32 consecutive sets to reach the last 8 of the competition.

That won't happen here, at least not this year, for Tsitsipas or Shapovalov. The last time two German women reached any Grand Slam semifinals was at the 1993 French Open, featuring Steffi Graf and Anke Huber.

American John Isner also advanced in straight sets Monday, over No. 31 Stefanos Tsitsipas.

The eighth-seeded Anderson hit 20 aces on his way to setting up a last-eight meeting with Federer.

Monday's win took Nadal, 32, into a 35th Grand Slam quarterfinal. His problem has always been the first week of Wimbledon, not the second week.

Scheduled last on No. 1 Court, Djokovic and Khachanov did not get underway until after 19:00 local time at the All England Club on Monday.

It was tennis for the gluttonous: a feast.

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.

All three easily handled outclassed opponents. It's normal that I lost here, too.

"I'm more concerned the World Cup final will have issues because the Wimbledon final is going on", said the eight-time champion, after seeing off France's Adrian Mannarino in straight sets. The chair umpire intoned "Game, Federer" so frequently, it began to sound like the refrain of a song.

Federer took his tally of consecutive sets won on London's hallowed grass courts to 32 with a 6-0 7-5 6-4 dispatch of unsafe French left-hander Adrian Mannarino. "The only different thing", he said, "is that it's Federer in front of me".

Williams raced into her 13th Wimbledon quarterfinal as the seven-time champion thrashed Rodina 6-2, 6-2 in a Centre Court masterclass. Along with his 44 winners (to Mannarino's 18), all are hallmarks of a player in full command.

Federer said afterward that he never got ahead of himself despite winning the first set 6-0.

It's hard not to look ahead a few days, for there is a potential semi-final with Nadal and potential final with Federer in the offing.

"I don't know why Del Potro shouldn't think he has a great chance", Wilander said.

The 13th-seeded Julia Goerges of Germany has reached her first Grand Slam quarterfinal and faces former French Open semifinalist Kiki Bertens, who has also reached the last eight at Wimbledon for the first time.

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