Wimbledon Day 7 - headlines and sidelines
London (AFP) –
Headlines and sidelines at Wimbledon on Monday:
- Headlines -
+ Federer into 16th Wimbledon quarter-final
+ Nadal in first Wimbledon last-eight since 2011
+ Djokovic in 10th quarter-final
+ No top 10 seed in women's last eight
+ Serena wins 18th match in row at tournament
+ Isner into quarters for first time
+ Nishikori ends Japan's 23-year wait for Wimbledon quarter-finalist
- Who's saying what -
"I'm 25% Scottish, 25 English, and half Chinese. Yeah, I definitely got some Mackenzie-McDonald-Scottish-English blood in me."
-- US player Mackenzie McDonald who was made a surprise last-16 run.
"I don't want to talk about this any more. I answered this question, like, 10 times. I don't know why all the seeds are gone."
-- Defeated seventh seed Karolina Pliskova weary of discussing why the big names have flopped at Wimbledon.
"I'm not going to comment this any more. This question I've been asked so many times this week, last week. I just don't want to talk about it any more, about the seeding thing. It's over. It was over one week ago for me, so I don't want to talk about it any more."
-- Dominika Cibulkova is another player not keen to talk -- this time about being bumped out of the seedings to accommodate Serena Williams
"Good vibes. Good vibes."
-- Croatia's Donna Vekic on her message of support for the Croatian football team who face England in the World Cup semi-finals on Wednesday.
"Actually, I didn't even understand for what it was given because I didn't really hear anybody saying anything. Probably somebody from the crowd said something. But I didn't hear anyone from my team saying anything. That's why I spoke to the chair umpire. That code violation made me even more motivated and angry, so I just started to play better."
-- Jelena Ostapenko on the controversy over a warning for coaching she received against Aliaksandra Sasnovich which came when she was 2-5 down in the first set. The Latvian went on to claim a 7-6 (7/4), 6-0 win.
"Maybe you should ask the questions over in Russia, how they're going to feel about Wimbledon being played at the same time."
-- Roger Federer on the clash on Sunday between the World Cup final and the Wimbledon men's singles final.
"This is tough because I cannot see myself from the side. I'm just like an artist and I'm playing with the heart."
-- Daria Kasatkina on being asked to describe herself
- Royal Box watch -
-- Definitely a golfing theme to the Royal Box with Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn joined by Ernie Els, Ian Poulter, Tyrrell Hatton, Paul Casey and Lee Westwood.
Sailors Steve Redgrave, Matthew Pinsent and Ben Ainslie.
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