Seven-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer reaches the quarter-finals at Wimbledon for the 13th time after beating Roberto Bautista Agut in straight sets 6-2, 6-2, 6-3. In less than 90 minutes Federer made sure that he stayed on course for his eighth Wimbledon title.
Federer’s last Grand Slam title dates back to 2012 when he beat Britain’s favorite Andy Murray.
Roger Federer post-match interview
Bonus: Federer match point
Stan Wawrinka doesn’t drop a set
Stan Wawrinka reached the Wimbledon quarter-finals for a second consecutive year after beating David Goffin in straight sets, 7-6, 7-6, 6-4. It was a close match between Wawrinka and Goffin and the two were mostly equal. The biggest difference was that Wawrinka was cold blooded in the crucial phases of the match.
Goffin failed to take the setpoint in the second tiebreak after which Wawrinka cashed in his second. Wawrinka showed mental toughness by coming back whilst being 4-2 behind and took four games in a row and finishing with a beautiful forehand winner.
Maria Sharapova keeps hope alive on “Manic Monday”
While it looked like an easy match on paper, we should keep in mind that there are barely any easy matches in the second week of a Grand Slam. The same goes for the match Sharapova and Kazachstan Zarina Dyas. Sharapova had a hard time and almost dropped a set before taking the match in two 6-4, 6-4. Sharapova came back from being 3-1 down.
Last year Sharapova lost in the fourth round to Angelique Kerber. A year before that she only reached the second round.
Sharapova is a former Wimbledon winner but that was 11 years ago and the last time she reached the finals at Wimbledon was 2011 where she lost to Petra Kvitova.
Sister Act part 26: Serena beats Venus
Serena Williams reached the quarter finals for the first time since 2012. Serena scored an easy victory over sister Venus with a straight sets win 6-4, 6-3.
Sister act part 26 was a very entertaining match with Serena’s strong serve being the big decider. Serena took the first eight points of the game but Venus hit back hard with her groundstrokes to get back in the match. At 2-2 Serena broke her sister’s serve to never give it away.
In the second set the match was tied at 3-3 before Serena taking three games in a row and with a well placed hard hit return she took the second set and the match.
Serena on Venus win
Venus on defeat to Serena
Day seven daily review podcast
Mary Rhodes is joined by Richard Connelly and Matt Cronin to look back at Manic Monday. We hear from Serena Williams, Andy Murray, Stan Wawrinka and Maria Sharapova, and we look ahead to all of the action on Day Eight.