Web Desk(July 09, 2018): Roger Federer advanced to a record-extending 16th Wimbledon quarterfinal with a 6-0, 7-5, 6-4 victory over Adrian Mannarino of France.
The eight-time champion earned his latest win with maximum efficiency on Centre Court, particularly during a 16-minute first set, in which the top-seeded Federer lost just five points.
The 22nd-seeded Mannarino became the first man to earn a break point against Federer in this tournament, but he was unable to take any of his four opportunities. Federer has now won 32 consecutive sets at Wimbledon to move within one straight-sets victory of breaking his previous longest streak at the All England Club when he won 34 in a row between the third round in 2005 and the final in 2006.
American John Isner also advanced in straight sets on Monday, over No. 31 Stefanos Tsitsipas. The No. 9 seed won 6-4, 7-6, 7-6.
It’s the first time Isner has reached the Wimbledon quarterfinals — and just his second quarterfinal at a major. His only other quarterfinals appearance was the 2011 US Open.
No. 24 Kei Nishikori avoided an upset, winning 4-6, 7-5, 7-6, 6-1 over unseeded Ernests Gulbis.