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Rafael Nadal powers past Alex De Minaur to reach last-16

08 July 2018

Here's all the results and highlights from today's play.

But after hoisting the French Open trophy for a record 11th time less than four weeks ago, Nadal seems energized at the prospect of completing the Roland Garros-Wimbledon double for the third time in his career.

It will be Hsieh's first appearance in the last 16 at Wimbledon where she will face Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia.

Switzerland's Roger Federer gives a thumbs up after winning his men's singles match against Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff.

'I am happy to be in the fourth round, it's positive and I am excited to be playing well, ' he said. "I can only really practice it with my coach".

"It's the (grass) season that I always enjoy".

De Minaur also forced him to serve out the match and some outstanding returns delighted the crowd and Nadal slowed down the game on break point to regain the initiative - picking up a time violation for his trouble.

"I think I started the month maybe 110", he said.

Federer's best run at the All England Club is 35 consecutive sets, from 2005 to 2006. On this evidence, his hopes will not last long.

Monfils made it through to the fourth round for the first time after beating Sam Querrey. The world's 103rd-ranked player is off to the fourth round after beating Argentina's Guido Pella 6-4.

The American won 6-3 6-3 6-4 on Court Three, serving 21 aces, to set up a last-16 meeting with Stefanos Tsitsipas.

The eight-time champion and No. 1 seed next faces 22nd-seeded Adrian Mannarino, who beat Daniil Medvedev 6-4, 6-3, 4-6, 5-7, 6-3.

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Ninth-seeded John Isner of the US reached the fourth round for the first time, beating 98th-ranked Radu Albot of Moldova 6-3, 6-3, 6-4.

The top seed, who is yet to drop a set at this year's championships, did not relinquish a single break point during the 97-minute domination.

That leaves Serena as the only remaining woman to have won the tournament.

The American 25th seed moved into the second week without dropping a set and will next face Russian qualifier Evgeniya Rodina.

"I just came out with a very different mindset".

(7) Karolina Pliskova bt.

With the draw opening up in her favour, Williams is widely expected to make history with a first Grand Slam title since the birth of her daughter Olympia in September previous year.

The women's draw has opened up with eight of the top 10 seeds having already been knocked out.

And he will need every ounce of physical improvement as he faces to two-time Wimbledon champion Rafael Nadal on Saturday.

No. 9 seed Williams lost to No. 20 Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands 6-2, 6-7 (5), 8-6 in the third round. Her sister, five-time champion Venus, lost Friday, while Petra Kvitova, Maria Sharapova and Garbine Muguruza were eliminated earlier. "I mean, if you told me I'd be in the second week of Wimbledon before the tournament, I wouldn't believe you".

So while tennis fans around the world start dreaming, hoping and longing that the two most successful players on planet tennis will renew their rivalry on the sport's greatest stage, there is one person who is definitely not keen on the idea.

Meanwhile, 13th seed Julia Goerges, Donna Vekic, Ekaterina Makarova, Camila Giorgi all progressed to the fourth round.

Rafael Nadal powers past Alex De Minaur to reach last-16