Roger Federer has 'dream' to visit fans in Wimbledon queue

Roger Federer has 'dream' to visit fans in Wimbledon queue

"I'm very pleased to be back in the second week".

The thousands of tennis fans who camp out overnight each year in Wimbledon's famous queue might get a reward bigger than the tickets they covet - a chance to meet Roger Federer.

Anderson advanced to his first Wimbledon quarterfinal after edging Gael Monfils 7-6 (4) 7-6 (2) 5-7 7-6 (4).

The first set horror-show and an apparent groin injury did not stop the world number 26 from becoming the first man to earn break points against Federer at the All England Club this year.

The defending champion won 6-4, 6-4, 6-1 in one hour, 29 minutes and barely broke a sweat, despite Lacko doing relatively little wrong.

Williams is seeded 25th after returning from having a baby, but is looking like her usual dominant self on the grass courts.

A victor down the line set up two break points for Federer, and while Lacko saved the first, he sent a forehand wide on the second to hand the top seed the initiative and a 4-3 lead. His decision to skip the French Open this year, for instance, helped him keep his legs for Wimbledon. The Spaniard beat Jiri Vesely 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 on Centre Court to return to the last eight for the first time since 2011 when he was runner-up to Novak Djokovic.

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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. Federer has again been outstanding in the first week, even lobbing in an occasional trick shot, and it would be a major shock if the eight-time champion failed to reach another final. But she was broken again in the final game, becoming the fifth of the top eight women's seeds to lose before the third round.

Seventh-seeded Pliskova didn't face a break point as she cruised through a meeting of the two former No.1-ranked players on Centre Court.

Hsieh, who defeated top-seeded Simona Halep in the previous round, returned the ball over the net and into the court as Cibulkova immediately challenged.

The Czech faces Dutch 20th seed Kiki Bertens, who stunned five-time Wimbledon victor Venus in the third round. Some might look at their preparations, and whether they came to Wimbledon ready, but most just crumbled under pressure, often failing to handle hard-hitting, low-ranked opponents.

The 29th-seeded Buzarnescu beat Katie Swan of Britain 6-0, 6-3, clinching the match with a backhand victor on No. 3 Court. He lost the 2016 final to Andy Murray and reached the quarterfinals a year ago.

After serving out for the first set, Federer didn't drop a single point on his serve in the second and kept that streak going until he was 30-0 up at 4-1 in the third - when Lacko finally sent a backhand victor down the line. It makes him a clear leader in Wimbledon's ace race, and highly-rated Greek 19-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas is next in the firing line, as both make their fourth-round debuts.

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

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