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Federer takes sets streak to 26 at Wimbledon

July 21 2018, 07:47 | Van Peters

GETTYMilos Raonic has been speaking about Roger Federer

Roger Federer Wimbledon

Federer is now in the round of 32 at Wimbledon after a straight-set win over Lukas Lacko on Wednesday and is expected to win his ninth title there later this month.

Kyle Edmund is facing some unexpected conflict as he prepares for his second-round match at Wimbledon.

Edmund is English. His coach, Fredrik Rosengren, is Swedish. He closed in for victory after securing the second set with three straight aces. It is a doctrine he feels the country's football team should follow. This match was better than my first round.

Five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams came back after losing the first set to reach the third round. Nine of those were errant forehands.

"Just ran out of time in the end", said Venus, last year's runner-up.

American 10th seed Madison Keys safely advanced in a 6-4, 6-3 win over Thai player Luksika Kumkhum, while Croatia's Donna Vekic continued her progress with a 7-5, 6-4 win over Swede Rebecca Peterson. In the third round of Wimbledon, Raonic will play the sensational Austrian Dennis Novak. Novak, ranked 171, converted six out of 11 break points en route to victory in almost three hours. She next faces Pliskova.

In an incredible match that saw Wozniacki save five match points and come from 5-1 down in the third, Makarova finally recovered to seal a huge upset.

No. 8 Kevin Anderson and No. 9 John Isner - the highest-ranked American man, he'd never before reached the fourth round at the grass-court major - won in straight sets, while No. 11 Sam Querrey of the USA was eliminated 5-7, 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 by Gael Monfils of France.

Top British sports stars are traditionally invited into the Royal Box on Centre Court on Saturday but face a dilemma this time around: accept the invite or stay away and watch England v Sweden in the World Cup quarter-finals instead.

A big serve still goes a long way on grass, and who knows quite how far it may take John Isner over the next week.

"I'm getting there, I'm not there yet but I expect to get there not only for Wimbledon but for tournaments in the future". "Now I'm cheering for England". "We set the stage, he's done a reveal".

Lovren's Croatia qualify for World Cup quarter-finals
Croatia's plan at the moment seems to be the following: Hold possession, get the ball into the wide areas, cross in for Mandzukic. Croatia are expected to make wholesale changes to their starting line up for their World Cup Round of 16 tie against Denmark .

Plenty of players look up to her.

"Then you're like, "No, maybe not".

The 29th-seeded Buzarnescu beat Katie Swan of Britain 6-0, 6-3, clinching the match with a backhand victor on No. 3 Court. Venus is attempting to win her 50th career title, while Federer is after his 21st Grand Slam.

Keys reached the quarterfinals in 2015 but lost in the second round a year ago.

After two and a half days of blistering sunshine at Wimbledon, there was rain on day three.

"I haven't played her in a while". He lost the 2016 final to Andy Murray and reached the quarterfinals previous year.

Roger Federer and Serena Williams were both set to play on Centre Court later.

Federer wasn´t the only former champion in peak form on Centre Court as seven-time victor Serena routed Bulgarian qualifier Viktoriya Tomova 6-1, 6-4.

Federer dispatched the Slovakian world No 73 with the minimum of fuss as he continues his immaculate form at the All England Club.

Serena Williams making her comeback in the tournament after giving it a miss past year to give birth to daughter Alexis Olympia routed Bulgarian qualifier Viktoriya Tomova 6-1, 6-4.

Caroline Wozniacki is heading home early - again.

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