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Defending champion Andy Murray cruises into Wimbledon quarterfinals

12 July 2017

Last up on Centre Court is the intriguing-looking fourth-round match between Grigor Dimitrov, once nicknamed "Baby Fed" due to his stylistic similarities to Roger Federer, and the great Swiss champion himself.

Of course I knew it was important but in truth I was not really aware of how big a deal Wimbledon was, and how much focus there was on this event.

Asked to assess Andy Murray's chances going into Magic Monday and the second week of Wimbledon, he said simply: "He's in the second week so he's in with a chance".

"Well done to him". All England Club chief executive Richard Lewis said the nature of Wimbledon's Manic Monday - unique among the four Grand Slams in that all last-16 matches are played on the same day - meant big name players would not get on the main courts.

- Muller exhausted but thrilled -Nadal converted just two of 16 break points, while Muller fired 30 aces and 95 winners.

Kuznetsova, 32, reached her first Wimbledon quarter-final in 10 years with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Polish ninth seed Agnieszka Radwanska. Murray struggled in the opening set trailing Benoit's balls when the Frenchman showed erratic groundstrokes giving away points that settled in a tiebreaker.

Defending champion Andy Murray admits the scheduling isn't fair for the ladies and that having four matches on Centre Court instead of three could solve the problem.

Nadal was always chasing the score and he finally cracked in the 28th game of the decider when he went long with a return.

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Konta became the first British woman for 33 years to make the Wimbledon quarter-finals on win over France's Caroline Garcia.

Benoit Paire dismissed any concerns over Andy Murray's suspected hip injury, saying the Brit was moving like "a rabbit" at Wimbledon. "We respect that Angelique is number one in the world, Muguruza is a Grand Slam victor". I've never played him on the grass before.

"That's by far the best I have hit it this week".

Tennis heavyweights Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal are among those battling for a place in the men's singles quarter-finals. But Murray is confident that today proves another good one against a player he described as "being quite up and down" but one "I expect to be tricky". At 5-6 the Scot failed to convert two set points on Paire's serve, but Murray was utterly dominant in the ensuing tie-break, which he won 7-1.

A four-times first-round loser at Wimbledon before falling at the second hurdle a year ago, Konta looked blissfully unencumbered by the dual burdens of tournament favouritism and local expectation as she enhanced her burgeoning status by advancing to the quarter-finals of the women's singles at the expense of Caroline Garcia. A semi-final appearance in Stuttgart got his grass court season underway, before he exited early in Halle against Florian Mayer.

"I can look at this quarter-final in a totally relaxed fashion", Federer said.

South Africa produced players like Kevin Curren, Wayne Ferreira, Amanda Coetzer and Liezel Huber, but now has only four men in the top 1,000, with Anderson the sole representative in the top 250. I'm ready to go this afternoon if I have to, which is great. Both men possess wicked slices, and it likely to be the backhand wing that decides the match.

Former finalist Tomas Berdych is also through to the last eight following a hard-fought 6-3 6-7 (1-7) 6-3 3-6 6-3 victory over Austrian eighth seed Dominic Thiem.

Defending champion Andy Murray cruises into Wimbledon quarterfinals