Wimbledon: Roger Federer enters 16th quarterfinal; Rafael Nadal cruises

Jul 10, 2018, 09:00 IST | AFP

Top seed Federer, 36, has now won 32 consecutive sets at Wimbledon, just two behind his record set from the third round in 2005 to his title triumph in 2006

Wimbledon: Roger Federer enters 16th quarterfinal; Rafael Nadal cruises
Roger Federer serves against Adrian Mannarino of France yesterday. Pic/Getty Images

Roger Federer needed just 16 minutes to win the opening set in a 6-0, 7-5, 6-4 defeat of France's Adrian Mannarino to reach his 16th Wimbledon quarter-final yesterday.

Top seed Federer, 36, has now won 32 consecutive sets at Wimbledon, just two behind his record set from the third round in 2005 to his title triumph in 2006.

Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal

Easy win for Nadal
World No. 1 Rafael Nadal reached his first Wimbledon quarter-final since 2011 with a 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 win over Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic. It will be Nadal's 35th appearance in a Grand Slam quarter-final as he continues his bid to win an 18th major title.

Raonic fires 37 aces
Big-serving Milos Raonic fired 37 aces and 74 winners to defeat Mackenzie McDonald of the United States and reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals for the fourth time.

The Canadian, who was runner-up to Andy Murray in 2016, triumphed 6-3, 6-4, 6-7 (5/7), 6-2. The 13th seed won all 20 of his service games yesterday and will tackle US ninth seed John Isner for a place in the semi-finals.

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