Published: Wed, July 11, 2018
Sports | By Angie Alvarado

GOATs banter: Sachin Tendulkar and Roger Federer agree to exchange notes

GOATs banter: Sachin Tendulkar and Roger Federer agree to exchange notes

(In) 2014, I played a good tournament. "But things are looking much better in the last month and a half". He had three break-point opportunities during the third set but saved them all.

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.

Novak Djokovic insists it's only fair that he should play his Wimbledon quarter-final on Centre Court on Wednesday, handing the All England Club a dilemma over relegating Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal to Court One.

Federer boasts a 4-0 career record against 2017 U.S. Open runner-up Anderson, who reached the quarterfinals for the first time with a 7-6 (7/4), 7-6 (7/2), 5-7, 7-6 (7/4) win over France's Gael Monfils.

He then faces either Milos Raonic or John Isner before he gets a shot at his ninth Wimbledon title.

"Of course this is an important result for me", Nadal said after the match.

"He started to play better from the baseline and I made a couple of mistakes with the game I lost with my serve".

"The expectations he's had to deal with for over a decade, 15 years, I mean, at the top of the game, he's able to deal with it so well, which isn't easy".


"Playing with the wind helps a lot".

Elsewhere in fourth round action, Dominika Cibulkova launched a scathing attack on Wimbledon's officials after a line call controversy marred her 6-4, 6-1 win against Taiwan's Hsieh Su-Wei.

Roger Federer suggested a clash between the World Cup final and the Wimbledon men's singles final may be more of a concern for those in Russian Federation rather than competitors at SW19. Federer, meanwhile, has a clearer path, with no major champions standing between him and the final.

The World Cup showpiece will take place on Sunday at 18:00 (local time), which is 16:00 BST, meaning it is likely to kick off during the men's grass-court final, which eight-time champion Federer is a heavy favourite to be a part of.

The 36-year-old Federer has qualified for the last-eight at Wimbledon 2018 without dropping a set and now has won 32 straight sets at All England Club now. Otherwise, we're going to be in a repeat of the 2008 final when Federer played Rafael Nadal.' Speaking on BBC, Henman added: 'Everybody is different and he [Nadal] is strong and very intense. "You're talking about Federer who has won 20 of these Grand Slams".

Her next opponent will be Camila Giorgi, who is into her first Grand Slam quarterfinals after defeating Ekaterina Makarova 6-3 6-4.

"I'm like, "You don't have to be sorry".

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