Murray into 10th successive Wimbledon quarter-final

Posted July 11, 2017

He was twice a break down in the opening set, but, after saving two set points, Paire played a awful tie-break.

Andy Murray received a rapturous welcome as he made a surprise appearance on Wimbledon's Centre Court, where rivals Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic cruised through to the next round.

"I think he has no problem", said Paire. "It wasn't as easy maybe as it looks like". Querrey comes up with the big shots when needed most, and he's won no less than 77 percent of his first serve points.

"I'm not suggesting that it is", said Murray on Monday after his straight-sets win over Benoit Paire on Centre Court.

"I've done a good job so far here", Murray said.

"But Andy is hitting it better and cleaner every practice now and getting his timing and rhythm back. If I play Murray, I'm going to be happy".

"There have been years when there have been more marquee women players than men players". It features no less than a dozen who are 28 or over, including seven 30-somethings, which makes the presence of 20-year-old Alexander Zverev, a second week debutant up against last year's finalist Milos Raonic on No.2 Court, stand out so strikingly.

His next opponent, American Sam Querrey, is a tidy player with a wallop of a serve but those on the hill are not bothered about that.

The pair beat all-French team and defending men's doubles champions Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut 3-6, 6-1, 7-6, 5-7, 6-3. "Venus has played on Court One three times so it felt like the right time".

"Tomorrow is going to be the best day, that Sunday just when everything is so calm".

With the loss by Kerber, either Simona Halep or Karolina Pliskova will take over as the top-ranked player after the tournament.

Sixth seed Konta won 7-6 (7-3) 4-6 6-4 on Court One to reach her third Grand Slam quarter-final. "I want to keep playing good tennis", the ambitious German said on Saturday. "I was trying to stay light on my feet and strong in my body". "I have to see what the nuances are once the game starts, because you can't necessarily plan for those".

"Always the end of Grand Slams is a odd feeling because in the first week, it s such a big buzz around the players areas, so busy, but by the semi-finals and finals there s very few people around". He lost first time out in his only warm-up tournament at Queen's Club and was forced to pull out of two exhibition matches the following week because of a hip injury.

"I think also for the spectators it's more enjoyable to watch - because it's huge names like Federer and Murray and I think they deserve to be on Centre Court", the Slovakian said after winning her fourth-round match on Court 18.

"I'm sure they know what they're doing".

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.

In the quarterfinals, Kuznetsova will face Muguruza.

Czech 11th seed Tomas Berdych downed eighth-seeded Dominic Thiem of Austria 6-3, 6-7 (1/7), 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 to reach the quarter-finals.

The other women's quarterfinal matchups Tuesday: Konta vs.