The main talking points ahead of day five at Wimbledon

The main talking points ahead of day five at Wimbledon

Javier Howell
July 8, 2018

Roger Federer continued his trailblazing progress at Wimbledon Wednesday as he overwhelmed Slovakia's Lukas Lacko 6-4, 6-4, 6-1 to extend his campaign into the third round.

The 20-time Grand Slam champion, who has not dropped a set since the 2016 semi-finals, will have his returning game tested by a player whom he defeated 6-4 6-4 7-6 at this year's Australian Open.

Germany's Tatjana Maria enjoyed the most surprising success with a 7-6, 4-6, 6-1 victory over fifth seed Elina Svitolina to the delight of her four-year-old Charlotte.

"I'm happy to be back at Wimbledon". An important thing that one can notice is that Federer was playing much more aggressively in that match. "I'm happy how I am hitting the ball, good concentration on my service games and able to mix it up with some slices".

"What I know from knockout play throughout the course of my career is (that) you can't afford to come in lethargic", Federer explained.

"I just learned from that experience, every physical body is different".

Lucas Pouille became the latest seeded player to exit the men's draw after a 6-4 6-2 6-7 (8-10) 3-6 6-2 defeat to Austrian qualifier Dennis Novak. The eight-time champion Roger Federer shared a video where he said: '[The] first day at Wimbledon, just walking past court 18, still my favourite match [John] Isner against [Nicolas] Mahut, I still wish it was going on.

Meanwhile, a host of top names have fallen by the Wimbledon wayside but Serena and Venus Williams, with 12 titles behind them, moved ominously into round three.

Mexicans stage wild party outside South Korea's embassy after Germany win
It's extremely hard , at times impossible, for a coach to know the exact moment when it's right to leave. South Korea ended the match with two goals during injury time, leaving some fans in tears of joy.

"I'm not there yet but expect to get there not only for Wimbledon, but for tournaments in the future".

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The seven-time champion, who was controversially seeded at 25 following her lengthy absence as a new mother, claimed a 6-1, 6-4 win in 66 minutes on Centre Court. "I hope I can win a few more matches here and the German crowd can watch some tennis".

Among the 15,000 people on Centre Court were his two sets of twins. It was her 16th straight victory at Wimbledon, although she missed last year's tournament while pregnant.

Five-time champion Venus overcame a slow start to defeat Romanian qualifier Dulgheru 4-6 6-0 6-1 in almost two hours for her 89th match victory at Wimbledon.

Querrey earlier eased past Ukrainian Sergiy Stakhovsky 7-6 (4), 6-3, 6-3 to advance to the third round for a third successive year.

Also in the women's draw, Dulgheru's fellow Romanian, Mihaela Buzarnescu, cruised through to round three with a 6-0, 6-3 rout of 19-year-old Briton Katie Swan.