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Nishikori reaches first Wimbledon quarterfinal, ends 23-year Japanese wait

12 July 2018

Manic Monday at Wimbledon had all the stars as advertised and they didn't disappoint.

Djokovic has only recently returned from injury and Nishikori understands his struggles.

Edmund ended up holding serve but Djokovic broke at his next opportunity to make sure there will be no British players in the second week of the tournament. "It wasn't working well for me first set", said Nishikori.

"It was important for me to keep focus". Not much I can do really.

"I think I have a small tear in this ligament here, so I will check with the doctors".

Nishikori started off with what looked a straightforward match against world #198 Christian Harrison, but he was made to work for a 6-2 4-6 7-6 6-2 win.

Speaking after the match, Kyrgios said the occasion got the better of him.

Becker and Murray's pre-tournament praise came with caveats: Yes, Kyrgios could win the whole thing, but only if he was able to sustain his best efforts for two weeks and continually back up to win the seven matches required to claim a grand slam title.

Anderson is 0-4 against Federer and has never won a set.

"Right now I need to recover".

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The objective of a PML-N gathering on their return is to welcome their leader and his daughter and that they will remain peaceful. There were many holding Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf ( PTI ) flags and protesting outside Sharif's Avenfield apartment.

"Those are the things obviously that people don't get to see or hear on the TV". But other than a grabbing a quick break in the third, Nadal rolled to a 6-3, 6-3, 6-4.

There was no going back there for me.

Nadal awaits the victor of the Juan Martin del Potro-Gilles Simon match. The two had battled for over 3:15. Both matches were played on clay.

Kei Nishikori expects Novak Djokovic to give him a tough match in their upcoming Wimbledon quarterfinal. And he won just as the sun was going down.

Kyrgios surrendered the first set in 16 minutes, was warned for unsportsmanlike behaviour after launching a ball into the stands in frustration in the second. He's got weapons, he's got a big first serve, he's got a big forehand, but I managed to get a lot of first serves back in play, make him play always an extra shot.

"It was really hard conditions to play on".

He moves on to meet Kei Nishikori.

Djokovic and Nadal remain on course to meet in the semi-finals, but Zverev will play no part in the latter stages after slumping to a five-set defeat at the hands of qualifier Ernests Gulbis, who rounded off their contest with a bagel.

Ebden exited with a 6-1 6-7 (3-7) 6-3 7-6 (7-2) loss to French veteran Gilles Simon while Daria Gavrilova crashed out with a 6-3 6-1 loss to Aliaksandra Sasnovich. "Everything was working well, very happy to win like this today". "Not just Wimbledon. It's been a while since I've been in the quarter-finals of any Grand Slam", Isner commented.

Nishikori reaches first Wimbledon quarterfinal, ends 23-year Japanese wait