Roger Federer, Serena Williams in Wimbledon masterclass as Caroline Wozniacki crashes

Federer

Federer

"I played very well".

Three-time Wimbledon champion John McEnroe said it was a "privilege" to still be able to see the Swiss marvel strut his stuff on tennis's most famous centre court and, a month shy of his 37th birthday, Federer said he could barely believe it either.

Federer plays Anderson on Wednesday after the eighth seed edged flamboyant Frenchman Gael Monfils 7-6 (7-4) 7-6 (7-2) 5-7 7-6 (7-4) in one of the matches of the championship.

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.

Mercifully the set flashed by in 16 breathtaking minutes as Federer whizzed into the quarter-finals with a 6-0 7-5 6-4 win.

Rodina, who upset 10th-seeded Madison Keys in the previous round, broke back for 3-2 in the second set but was broken to love straight away. She is seeded 25th after missing last year's tournament while pregnant.

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. "I knew we were both moms, and I'm not sure how often that's happened, if ever".

Even the top seed was surprised at how easily everything appears to be falling into place as he chases a 21st Grand Slam title.

Querrey earlier eased past Ukrainian Sergiy Stakhovsky 7-6 (4), 6-3, 6-3 to advance to the third round for a third successive year.

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Novak Djokovic is Nishikori's next challenge after the three-time champion thumped Russian Karen Khachanov 6-4 6-2 6-2 in an ominous display.

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.

Croatian world number 55 Donna Vekic followed up her shock success against fourth seed Sloane Stephens with a 7-5, 6-4 victory against Sweden's Rebecca Peterson.

The 2017 French Open champion Ostapenko lost her first two service games and went 5-2 down in the opening set before rallying to force a tiebreaker against her Belarussian opponent.

Cibulkova went on to advance to a third Wimbledon quarterfinal, following 2011 and 2016.

The 12th-seeded Ostapenko was aggressive throughout, hitting 28 winners - 13 coming off her backhand. The No. 9 seed, at 38 the oldest woman in the draw, came back to beat 141st-ranked qualifier Alexandra Dulgheru of Romania 4-6, 6-0, 6-1 after dropping the first set for a second straight match. The No. 1 seed won an astounding 35 straight points on serve before finally having the streak snapped late in the set.

Williams will equal Margaret Court's record of 24 Grand Slam titles if she wins Wimbledon for the third time in the last four years.

After the review confirmed the ball landed on the line, umpire Juan Zhang awarded the point to Cibulkova.

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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