After Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE / 3) was out in the first round, number four was also eliminated on Monday. Zverev lost another five-set match – after 4:01 hours, the Canadian Auger-Aliassime used his second match point. “That was my biggest win so far, it’s unbelievable, that’s what you dream of as a child,” said the 20-year-old. Zverev had already failed in the round of 16 in 2017.
For the 25-year-old Australian Barty, who defeated the French Open winner Barbora Krejcikova (CZE / 14) 7: 5 6: 3, the advance into the top eight in London is a premiere. Djokovic, five-time Wimbledon winner, made it 6: 2 6: 4 6: 2 against Cristian Garin (CHI) for the 50th time in a Grand Slam tournament.
Federer as the oldest player in the quarterfinals
And Federer has now reached a Grand Slam quarter-finals 58 times, in his “living room” the Swiss made it not only for the 18th time, but at 39 years and 337 days as the oldest player in the professional era. Federer defeated Lorenzo Sonego from Italy 7: 5 6: 4 6: 2 and is still in the race for the sole record of 21 Grand Slam triumphs, at Wimbledon he has already cleared eight times.
The match of his possible quarter-final opponent was postponed until Tuesday due to rain. The Russian Daniil Medvedev, number two, leads 2-1 in sets against Hubert Hurkacz (POL / 14).
Djokovic feels better with “every match”
Djokovic meanwhile made it clear that he feels in top form. After the triumph at the French Open, his self-confidence was very high, said the winner of the two previous editions at Wimbledon and the first two Grand Slam competitions of the season.
“That gave me the boost I needed for Wimbledon, my energy level is really good. With every match I feel better on the pitch, I’m looking forward to the next challenge. “
The Italian Matteo Berrettini, who was seeded number seven, did not make a sentence either. Against Ilja Iwaschka (BLR), the 25-year-old celebrated his ninth win on grass in a row with 6: 4 6: 3 6: 1. He now has to do with Zverev conqueror Auger-Aliassime in the quarter-finals.
US talent Sebastian Korda did not make it to the quarterfinals on his 21st birthday. The son of the former Czech world-class professional Petr Korda lost in the fifth set after 3:49 hours with 8:10 to Karen Khachanov. The Russian meets Denis Shapovalov (CAN), who won against Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) 6: 1 6: 3 7: 5. For the first time, two Canadians are in the quarter-finals of a major tournament.
Barty has more trouble
Barty, however, missed the number one class in the round of 16. In the close match she proved to be the more constant player, Paris winner Krejcikova had to accept the first defeat after 15 wins. “That was an incredibly tough match,” admitted Barty, the 2019 French Open winner.
More unforced errors than direct points and only 53 percent in the first service should not happen to her in the quarter-finals against compatriot Ajla Tomljanovic.
While the former world number one Karolina Pliskova (CZE) made it through, it caught another French Open winner after Krejcikova. The Pole Iga Swiatek, the number seven, had to give up the sails against the Tunisian Ons Jabeur with 7: 5 1: 6 1: 6. Birmingham winner Jabeur is the first player from the Arab world to make it to the Wimbledon quarter-finals. On the way there, the 26-year-old had already eliminated Venus Williams and Garbina Muguruza.
Marach in mixed
The Styrian Oliver Marach missed the double quarter-finals with his Pakistani partner Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi. The duo lost to number four seeded pairing Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos (ESP / ARG) with 4: 6 6: 7 (4/7) 6: 7 (3/8). There are no more Austrians in the doubles or singles.
Marach is still in the mixed competition. With the Ukrainian Lyudmila Kitschenok he made it into the second round without a fight in the second round against Ben McLachlan and Ena Shibahara from Japan.
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