Wimbledon: Nadal Out After 5-Hour Epic, Federer Cruises (Video)

Spain's Rafael Nadal leaves the court after losing to Luxembourg's Gilles Muller after their Men's Singles Match on day seven at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships on Monday in London. Photo: Tim Ireland / Associated Press

A quick look at Wimbledon:

Lookahead to Tuesday

The last quarterfinal berth will be determined Tuesday when three-time champion Novak Djokovic takes on unseeded Adrian Mannarino in the first match on Centre Court. They were supposed to play Monday, but the match was postponed after the contest that preceded it at No. 1 Court  Rafael Nadal’s loss to Gilles Muller  lasted more than 4 1/2 hours and ended with the sunlight nearly gone. The All England Club issued a statement saying that Djokovic vs. Mannarino was not shifted to Centre Court because there were still 30,000 people at the tournament site “and therefore moving the match would have created a significant safety issue.” Djokovic will be seeking his 39th Grand Slam quarterfinal berth, and ninth at Wimbledon, while Mannarino never has been that far at any major. Tuesday also includes all four women’s quarterfinals: Five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams vs. 2017 French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko, followed by No. 2 Simona Halep vs. No. 6 Johanna Konta at Centre Court; and 2016 French Open champion Garbine Muguruza vs. two-time major champion Svetlana Kuznetsova, then 24th-seeded CoCo Vandeweghe of the U.S. vs. Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia. Williams, 37, made her Grand Slam debut the month before Ostapenko, 20, was born. Halep can clinch the No. 1 ranking for the first time by beating Konta, who is trying to give Britain its first women’s champion at the All England Club since Virginia Wade in 1977.

Tuesday’s Forecast


Rain. High of 66 degrees (19 Celsius).

Monday’s Weather

Cloudy. High of 82 degrees (28 Celsius).


Monday’s Results

Men’s fourth round: No. 1 Andy Murray beat Benoit Paire 7-6 (1), 6-4, 6-4; No. 3 Roger Federer beat No. 13 Grigor Dimitrov 6-4, 6-2, 6-4; No. 16 Gilles Muller beat No. 4 Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 15-13; No. 6 Milos Raonic beat No. 10 Alexander Zverev 4-6, 7-5, 4-6, 7-5, 6-1; No. 7 Marin Cilic beat No. 18 Roberto Bautista Agut; No. 11 Tomas Berdych beat No. 8 Dominic Thiem 6-3, 6-7 (1), 6-3, 3-6, 6-3; No. 24 Sam Querrey beat Kevin Anderson 5-7, 7-6 (5), 6-3, 6-7 (11), 6-3.

Women’s fourth round: No. 14 Garbine Muguruza beat No. 1 Angelique Kerber 4-6, 6-4, 6-4; No. 2 Simona Halep beat Victoria Azarenka 7-6 (3), 6-2; No. 13 Jelena Ostapenko beat No. 4 Elina Svitolina 6-3, 7-6 (6); No. 24 CoCo Vandeweghe beat No. 5 Caroline Wozniacki 7-6 (4), 6-4; No. 6 Johanna Konta beat No. 21 Caroline Garcia 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-4; No. 7 Svetlana Kuznetsova beat No. 9 Agnieszka Radwanska 6-2, 6-4; No. 10 Venus Williams beat No. 27 Ana Konjuh 6-3, 6-2; Magdalena Rybarikova beat Petra Martic 6-4, 2-6, 6-3.

Stat of the Day


33  Years since a British woman (Jo Durie, 1984) reached the Wimbledon quarterfinals until Johanna Konta did it Monday.

Quote of the Day

“It was not easy to keep believing.”  Gilles Muller, who let four match points slip away before eventually converting his fifth to complete an upset of Rafael Nadal.