"I'm more concerned the World Cup final will have issues because the Wimbledon final is going on", Federer joked with the media Monday after he advanced to the quarterfinals at the London Grand Slam for the 16th time in his career.
This came after Federer took to channeling his inner Tendulkar while playing his fourth-round match against France's Adrian Mannarino whom he defeated 6-0, 7-5, 6-4 on Monday.
Stefanos Tsitsipas was just 2 years old when Roger Federer, then a ponytailed 19-year-old with balletic grace, famously announced himself to the tennis world at Wimbledon in 2001 by toppling seven-time champion Pete Sampras in the fourth round.
Federer was in blinding form during the first set, which blazed by in 16 minutes, but after the Swiss missed four break points in the opening game of the second set, Mannarino made more of a match of it.
"Of course, it is important for me to be in these quarter-finals". A tip of the hat to those who recall the boys' winners from 2001-2003 (Roman Valent, Todd Reid and Florin Mergea) and a standing ovation to anyone who knows how they are passing their time these days.
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".
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McDonald began the year earning $780 for losing to the world No 145 Uladzimir Ignatik in the first round of a minor tournament in Playford, South Australia - and three weeks later was taking the world No 3, Grigor Dimitrov, to five sets in the second round of the Australian Open. Federer has such a good game for grass.
The Spaniard beat unseeded Jiri Vesely 6-3 6-3 6-4 on Centre Court to set up a last-eight meeting with Juan Martin del Potro or Gilles Simon.
All England Club chief executive Richard Lewis, meanwhile, says Wimbledon organisers will not alter the schedule to accommodate a potential England final appearance. I want to give myself the best chance of winning the tournament. No. 14 Daria Kasatkina, 2017 French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko vs. Dominika Cibulkova, and No. 13 Julia Goerges vs. Nadal, a two-time Wimbledon champion, reached his first Wimbledon quarterfinals since 2011, when he was runner-up to Novak Djokovic in 2011.
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Federer was forced to save three break points in the eighth game of the third set.
Beaten by Serena in the 2016 final, Kerber takes on Russian 14th seed Daria Kasatkina, a 6-7 (6/8), 6-3, 6-2 victor against Belgian world number 47 Alison Van Uytvanck.