Federer, Djokovic, Nadal and Murray are still in the running at Wimbledon

Posted July 10, 2017

Venus Williams, at 37, is the oldest woman left in the women's draw and as she chases a sixth Wimbledon title, she is also the only former victor left in the fray. I would think I'm a great baby-sitter. "It is very possible", Norris told Reuters in a telephone interview from his home in Boca Raton, Florida.

"The walkover in the first round didn't give me much information but I saved energy, maybe crucial energy and I'm taking it one round at a time". Now they've been joined by another former player, Mario Ancic, who sat next to Agassi in a guest box at Centre Court on Saturday. He will nearly certainly prove to be Federer's toughest opponent to date. This was week one at Wimbledon, a period that usually feels like a vacation for Federer, who has won this title seven times, tied for the most in history.

Federer did accept that the sun was changing the courts themselves but he refused to accept that the court was any different from previous year.

The contention that the quality of the grass at the hallowed courts of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club has slipped, leaving many players slipping, has sharpened, with defending champion Andy Murray and second seed Novak Djokovic adding to the complaints about the surface. The last time Federer faced the German 27th seed in a Grand Slam was at the Australian Open earlier this year when he won in straight sets en route to his epic final triumph over Rafael Nadal. "He is a really good guy and I think we fed off each other, and so I am very happy with my performance". They know how to do some balance and they know when to take time off.

"That's where there was a lot of, you know, small different holes". No. 13 Grigor Dimitrov, No. 4 Rafael Nadal vs.

The world No. 1 is about to embark on a defense of his Wimbledon title. Those concerns resurfaced in 2012 when he pulled out of the Olympics and US Open.

Serbian superstar Djokovic will play unfancied Adrian Mannarino after the Frenchman upset 15th-seeded compatriot Gael Monfils 7-6 (7-3) 4-6 5-7 6-3 6-2 in a three-and-a-half-hour five-setter. He's got his commitments with his companies, we'll see how the schedule is going to look like after Wimbledon.

The most popular suggestion is for the International Tennis Federation (ITF)-the organization that oversees the grand slams, of which Wimbledon is one-to implement a rule adopted this year by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), which manages the rest of the men's tour.

Some players voiced concerns about the court conditions over the opening week, including Kristina Mladenovic of France and Alison Riske of the United States, who each fell early during their second-round match on Court 18 on Thursday.

What he did do was come out all guns blazing, and that means big-time tennis.

Tomas Berdych reckoned fans who have tickets for Monday's play have chosen carefully.

The relentless attack of his opponent took a toll on Zverev who dumped a double fault into net gifting the break and a 2-1 third-set lead to the seven-time champion. He's physically strong, he's mentally taken the next step again. For Wimbledon and its fans, an occasional Centre Court retirement is a small price to pay for maintaining the status of a tournament that claims pride of place on almost every tennis star's calendar.

"Athletes are starting to believe that you can do things longer, you can continue to improve".

"It used to be you turned 30, you were on the other side of your career, you were on the downside". Tom Brady's. going to be 40 soon, he's the best quarterback ever.