Roger Federer into 16th Wimbledon quarterfinal

Roger Federer Wimbledon

In beating France's Adrian Mannarino in straight sets, 6-0, 7-5, 6-4, on Monday, Roger Federer faced a situation he hasn't seen throughout Wimbledon this year - break point.

The Australian Open champion went out before the third round for the fourth time in seven years, losing 6-4, 1-6, 7-5 to Ekaterina Makarova of Russian Federation after complaining to the chair umpire about the insects that invaded No. 1 court during the second set.

In total, the eight-time champion lost just nine of 61 points on his serve and broke Lacko five times, including with a forehand victor to close out the match.

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A sensational forehand into the left corner of the court secured another Federer break after a steady start to the second, before the top seed saw out the set without dropping a single point on serve.

Bertens next faces 13th-seeded Julia Goerges, who beat Donna Vekic of Croatia 6-3, 6-2 to secure her first Grand Slam quarterfinal appearance.

But the American, the runner-up at Wimbledon a year ago, then won seven games in a row.

The 2017 French Open champion Ostapenko lost her first two service games and went 5-2 down in the opening set before rallying to force a tiebreaker against her Belarussian opponent.

Lucas Pouille became the latest seeded player to exit the men's draw at Wimbledon after a 6-4, 6-2, 6-7 (8), 3-6, 6-2 defeat to Austrian qualifier Dennis Novak.

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Had the Swiss not squandered four break points in the opening game of the second set, which lasted nearly as long as the entire opener, Federer would probably have not needed an hour and 45 minutes to get back into the locker room. It's also a first for any Grand Slam tournament in the 50-year professional era. He next faces Raonic, who defeated Mackenzie McDonald of the USA 6-3, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-2.

Karolina Pliskova advanced to the third round of Wimbledon for the first time with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Victoria Azarenka. His fourth-round match against Gilles Simon was suspended because of bad light after the fourth-seeded Argentine lost the third set.

"It was an important victory as since 2011 I have not been in the quarter-finals of Wimbledon".

Two-time Australian Open champion Azarenka was vulnerable on her second serve throughout, winning just seven of 18 points on it.

Romanian 29th seed Mihaela Buzarnescu thrashed British teenager Katie Swan, 6-0, 6-3 to extend her remarkable renaissance.

Milos Raonic hit 34 aces to beat John Millman of Australia in straight sets and reach the third round at Wimbledon. "I probably won't have another 6-0 set this week, so I'll enjoy this one".

Anderson is the first South African man in the Wimbledon last-eight since Wayne Ferreira in 1994.

"I knew we were both mums, and I'm not sure how often that's happened, if ever". "That's absolutely fine. It's obviously a marketing coup for Roger".

With Federer having an elegant answer to everything Lacko could throw at him, it was not until the 20-times Grand Slam champion walked off court that he was finally stumped.

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