At Wimbledon, Dimitrov falls short against Federer again

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Caroline Wozniacki, who criticised the scheduling earlier in the week, added to the criticism by claiming Wimbledon was the least equal of the four Grand Slams. He's now run his consecutive sets streak at majors to 28, tying his personal best and, in the Open era, sitting behind only Federer's run of 36 from 2006-07, and John McEnroe's of 35 in 1984.

The Serbian summoned the chair umpire to take note of a threat to footing during his straight-sets victory over Adrian Mannarino in the fourth round on Tuesday.

Andy Murray and Johanna Konta have both reached the Wimbledon quarter-finals on a successful day for British tennis.

Yet, unfortunately for the German, the seven times champion has a flair for such puzzles and, after a testing opening set, swept home 7-6 (3) 6-4 6-4 in yesterday's Centre Court clash.

"I predict Murray and Cilic in the semi-finals and Federer against Djokovic", Ivanisevic said. "It wasn't as easy maybe as it looks like". So obviously different weather conditions can affect the quality of the grass, I would assume.

The Telegraph reports that the All England Club's show courts - Centre and Court One - (where the "big dogs" play) routinely host two men's match and only one women's game per day.

Muguruza, 23, will play Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russian Federation in the last eight. "Today was by far the best I hit the ball, the cleanest I hit the ball".

"He gave me some opportunities and I was happy to take advantage of them".

For the match, the Swiss right-hander landed 70 per cent of his first serves and won 75 per cent of his service points.

Jelena Ostapenko, who beat Elena Svitolina after being relegated to Court 12, was another to express her surprise at being scheduled to play on one of Wimbledon's smaller courts.

From then on, it is women's quarters all the way.

Murray faces big-serving Sam Querrey bidding to make his eighth Wimbledon semi-final in the last nine years.

Tsonga was left serving to stay in the match when play resumed on Saturday, but was immediately broken as he lost the encounter 6-2 3-6 7-6 (7-5) 1-6 7-5.

37-year-old Venus Williams will bid for her 85th career Wimbledon singles win against Croatia's Ana Konjuh on Day 7. She claims to not be comfortable on grass, even wondering how she made it to the Wimbledon final in 2015, but she is an aggressive player who is beginning to back herself in crunch situations.

"We'll see. It has something which has been dragging back and forth for a while, but I am still managing to play", he said.

Federer is set to face No. 13 Grigor Dimitrov in the Round of 16 match Monday. I'm going to try to play aggressive, hopefully play well, and sneak out a win'.