Roger Federer suggests Wimbledon organisers reconsider all-white playing gear rule

Wimbledon- Friday Schedule Roger Federer Serena Williams to play

Wimbledon- Friday Schedule Roger Federer Serena Williams to play

Federer is up first, at 1pm local time on Centre Court, against Adrian Mannarino while Nadal will close the day's play inside the 15,000-seat stadium against Jiri Vesely.

Nadal will play either Argentine fifth seed Juan Martin del Potro or France's Gilles Simon in the last eight.

Defending champion Roger Federer eased into the Wimbledon fourth round on Friday with a 6-3, 7-5, 6-2 win over Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff.

The eight-time champion will face French 22nd seed Adrian Mannarino on Monday for a place in the quarter-finals.

He's now won 32 straight sets, two shy of his career best in 2005-06, according to The Guardian.

Nadal, who will remain as world No 1 even if he does not win the tournament because of the victory, will face Fabio Fognini or Jiri Vesely on Monday.

The blow appeared to suck the life out of Mannarino and he was broken in the next game before Federer served out for the match.

Converting any of them, however, was mission impossible as Federer saved all four to take his streak of winning successive service games at Wimbledon to 81, dating back to last year's semi-finals.

When the practice schedule was released yesterday at Wimbledon, the first reaction was to wonder if there had been some mistake.

Kiki Bertens followed up her win over Venus Williams by beating No. 7 Karolina Pliskova to reach the quarterfinals for the first time.

A single break was also enough for Nadal to move into a two-set lead shortly after the hour mark and, with the Majorcan having only ever lost one Grand Slam match from that position, it looked unlikely Vesely would cause a shock.

The outsider, who beat Daniil Medvedev in five sets to reach the last-16, faltered at the worst possible moment, however, and gave Federer two break points at 5-5.

"They have been a positive four matches, I haven't played on grass for a year and I'm hoping to keep enjoying it".

At 1-1 in the third, Federer saw an opportunity to break at 30-0 but Mannarino held his nerve to hold.

"Novak (Djokovic) and Rafa (Nadal), all these guys are still in the draw", he said.

Recommended News

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.