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Roger Federer's brilliant response to question about Wimbledon and WC Final clash

Wimbledon glance Federer Nadal Williams start Week 2 Roger Federer's brilliant response to question about Wimbledon and WC Final clash
Kristopher Love | 10 July, 2018, 12:57

With the men's final slated for its traditional time of 2 p.m. BST (9 a.m. ET) and the World Cup final kicking off at 4 p.m. BST (11 a.m. ET) in Moscow, the All England Club is facing pressure to reschedule the Championship match to accommodate, particularly if England wins its semifinal against Croatia Wednesday and reaches its first final since 1966.

In the first set when Federer led 2-0, he just defended a return from the Frenchman.

The underdog was far more competitive thereafter, but Federer still triumphed easily and will face Gael Monfils or Kevin Anderson in his 16th Wimbledon quarterfinal.

Federer has now won 32 consecutive sets at Wimbledon to move within one straight-sets victory of breaking his previous longest streak at the All England Club, when he won 34 in a row between the third round in 2005 and the final in 2006.

"It was great to win that first set so quickly", Federer told the BBC.

"I don't know if I'll be going anywhere concert-wise tomorrow", he said.

Hsieh protested, leading the match referee to come on to discuss the decision with the umpire as calls of "replay the point" came from a bemused crowd on Court 18.

The 22nd seed, humbled by the opening-set bagel, did manage to put up a much sterner challenge in the second, taking it to 5-5.

"It was crucial for him to stay in the match at the beginning of the second set and then it got tougher", said 20-time major victor Federer.

Nishikori needed lengthy treatment and a medical timeout on his arm injury in the first set and had to save two set points in the third. Federer also broke, then held to end the match. "You're talking about Federer who has won 20 of these Grand Slams".

Roger Federer will be playing in his 53rd Grand Slam last 8.

The pair were joined in the last eight for the first time by big-serving John Isner, who continues to prosper in London's scorching conditions.

Bertens, who ousted Pliskova and Venus Williams in the first round, reached the French Open semi-finals in 2016.

"I'm more concerned the World Cup final will have issues because the Wimbledon final is going on."

On No. 1 Court, three-time champion Novak Djokovic faces Karen Khachanov of Russian Federation.

Williams, who is seeking an eighth Wimbledon title, was even more efficient, needing 62 minutes to dispatch the 120th-ranked Evgeniya Rodina, 6-2, 6-2.

Roger Federer cruised into yet another Wimbledon quarter-final with one of the most straightforward wins of his career on Monday.

"I mean, I'm definitely going to have to look at it the right way".

"Well, it's going to happen anyway, if I'm going in the final or not, the Wimbledon final will take place, and so will the World Cup final", Federer said. No. 14 Daria Kasatkina, 2017 French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko vs. Dominika Cibulkova, and No. 13 Julia Goerges vs.

Former world No. 6 Monfils has only once reached the quarter-final at the Australian Open - in 2016 - when he was defeated by Canadian tennis ace Milos Raonic.