Roger Federer, Serena Williams sail into Wimbledon quarterfinals

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The eight-time champion competed with great tenacity and was a continual menace to French number 22 seed Adrian Mannarino in a 6-0, 7-5, 6-4 victory on Centre Court.

Mannarino won only two points in the first five games and the opening set was brought to an end inside just 16 minutes.

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.

The 11-time French Open champion beat Jiri Vesely 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 on Centre Court on Monday and has yet to drop a set in this tournament. Like Federer, Nadal, and every other player in the quarters, he is also three wins away from Wimbledon glory, and is focused on writing his own story as opposed to being part of another, supposedly inevitable tale. "That's the point. It's about being smart, no?"

Novak Djokovic reached the quarterfinals for the 10th time with a 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 win over Russia's Karen Khachanov. "I know a lot of people won't like that but I don't care".

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It's the first time Isner, 33, has reached the Wimbledon quarterfinals, and it is just his second quarterfinal at a major.

With his 30th birthday approaching in September, his lone Slam triumph at the 2009 US Open is a meagre return as a outcome.

Now 36, Federer has since supplanted Sampras as Wimbledon's greatest male champion and appears poised to extend his record eight singles titles at the All England Club, gliding from one round to the next, yet to lose a set or his serve through four rounds of play.

Asked if he expected more from an opponent in the world's top 30, Federer said: "I think it's a tough matchup for him maybe against me".

Serena, who was ranked No.25 coming into the tournament after taking an extended leave to give birth, breezed past another mother on tour, Evgeniya Rodina, in two straight sets after the loss of just four games - 6-2 6-2, in just 64 minutes. That was the day also I think Spain became European champion in soccer, and Rafa won his first Wimbledon.' The Spaniard Garbine Muguruza, who was 14, stated: 'I remember it was very dark.

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Shapovalov's Wimbledon ended in the second round.

Federer boasts a 4-0 career record against 2017 U.S. Open runner-up Anderson, who reached the quarterfinals for the first time with a 7-6 (7/4), 7-6 (7/2), 5-7, 7-6 (7/4) win over France's Gael Monfils.

Wednesday's other quarter-final sees 2016 runner-up Raonic tackle USA ninth seed Isner, making his Wimbledon last-eight debut at 33.

The underdog was far more competitive thereafter, but Federer still triumphed easily and will face Gael Monfils or Kevin Anderson in his 16th Wimbledon quarterfinal. The prestigious Centre Court at the All England Club became witness to the iconic moment and Twitter went insane over the clip.

Meanwhile, fifth seed Juan Martin del Potro met stubborn resistance from Frenchman Gilles Simon and had to settle for a suspension of their Wimbledon fourth round match as he led 7-6 (1), 7-6 (5), 5-7 after more than three hours on Court Two.

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