Wimbledon: Federer and Williams show age is nothing but a number

Roger Federer Wimbledon

The 17th-seeded Pouille saved two match points in the third-set tiebreaker before eventually forcing a fifth set, but Novak regrouped to reach the third round of a Grand Slam for the first time.

That direction is into the third round without dropping a set, although the 25th seed is yet to be truly tested, despite a trickier first-round encounter against Arantxa Rus. But so often their quality has led them to glory, and even in 2018 at Wimbledon that remains a distinct possibility for both of tennis' greatest players.

Thousands of spectators line up every year desperate to get their hands on tickets for the main show courts and a vast number of them are Federer fans.

"I'm very happy (to make the last 16 for the first time), long time I've been chasing for that", said Monfils, who will next face South African Kevin Anderson.

"Of course, you sometimes play the percentages, but if you do that too much it becomes boring, so I like to mix it up". I felt good out there.

Azarenka's one-year-old son Leo travels with her on the tour amid a stressful custody battle that forced her to step away from the sport last year. It nearly pisses me off that he just makes it look so easy.

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

Wozniacki's exit means only world number one Simona Halep, defending champion Garbine Muguruza and seventh seed Karolina Pliskova remain from the top eight in the women's draw.

"I think (what's) important when you want to serve well is your point-for-point mentality, saying, maybe, 'The first point is as important as a break point, ' so the concentration is the same", Federer explained. "I may have to adjust my game in the third round, for a completely different player". "I hope I can win a few more matches here and the German crowd can watch some tennis". But three straight-sets wins later and she is the obvious pick to wind up as champion.

No.10 Madison Keys vs. I was actually into it at the end.

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.

United States' 11th seed Sam Querrey also progressed with a 7-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory over Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine.

The seven-time champion's life is still a blur of nappies and interrupted sleep, but that didn't stop her grinding out a 7-5, 6-3 win over Holland's Arantxa Rus in the first round.

Milos Raonic eased past Australia's John Millman in straight sets to book his place in the third round.

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