Mens Wimbledon Round of 16 Results
Matteo Berrettini (7) d Ilya Ivashka 6-4 6-3 6-1
The 7th seed continues to roar into the roar, alongside his Aussie girlfriend Ajla Tomljanovic. Ivashka did break once, but it was Berrettini's all the way through, winning 84% of first serves compared to just 60% for Ivashka, allowing the Italian to break 6 times during the encounter.
Marton Fucsovics Andrey Rublev (5) 6-4 4-6 4-6 6-0 6-3
As said previous, players like Fucsovics and Huber Hurkacz are capable of playing big tennis when the time comes. Against lower players, players like Fucsovics can toss the match or win it in a close match. Often there can be some issues with motivation, but when a QF appearance at Wimbledon is on the line, Fucsovics was dialled in, winning 90% of first serves, serving 5 more aces than Rublev, and breaking 4 more times. Fucsovics is said to be one of the fittest players on tour, so it will be interesting how he fairs up against the world no 1 Novak Djokovic in the QF.
Denis Shapovalov (10) d Roberto Bautista Agut 6-1 6-3 7-5
Shapovalov just looked much better on the occasion. RBA had little to no answer, especially in the first set with such a powerful display from the Canadian. As RBA is getting a bit older, it is getting tougher to see him come back from 1 or 2 sets down. Shapovalov is in good form, serving 16-1 aces, but his first serve win % was only 76%, serving 8 double faults and only have one more break opportunity than the Spaniard. Although Shapovalov is playing a tired Khachanov, it tends to be the person that shows up.
Novak Djokovic (1) d Cristian Garin (17) 6-2 6-4 6-2
The world no 1 continues to look threatening on the grass, looking to get his 6th Wimbledon title, and 3rd in a row. This was only Djokovic's second match of the tournament having no breaks against him. The Serb winning his first serve at 92% compared to the Chileans' 56%, looking very dominant.
Felix Auger-Aliassime (16) d Alexander Zverev (4) 6-4 7-6(6) 3-6 3-6 6-4
In a match pushing just over 4 hours, the German almost pulled off a miraculous comeback. Felix held his nerves well in the fifth set, breaking at a crucial time to finish the match off. No doubt the Canadian is physically tired, but I have a feeling he overcame a barrier here, and am not doubting his ability to perform at 100% against Berrettini tomorrow.
Roger Federer (6) d Lorenzo Sonego (23) 7-5 6-4 6-2
In a close first set, Federer pulled through with class, and continued along the straight road on his Fed Express route. He encountered one break as a minor bump, but was otherwise class, especially closing out the match. He faces 2nd seed Daniil Medvedev in the QF. Federer's 18th QF, but Medvedev's 1st. Medvedev has previously stated that he finds it impossible to beat Federer, but could this be the time to break that drought?
Karen Khachanov (25) d Sebastian Korda 3-6 6-4 6-3 5-7 10-8
In an affair that lasted almost 4 hours! Korda received a disappointing birthday present from Khachanov. The Russian clinching an incredibly close encounter, and setting a record for the highest amount of breaks in a set for Mens Wimbledon. The match totalled 19 breaks of serve from 39 service games (49%).
Hubert Hurkacz (14) d Daniil Medvedev (2) 2-6 7-6(2) 3-6 6-3 6-3
Hurkacz pulling off an excellent victory to see himself through to his first QF appearance. Hurkacz needed the delay to reset, and from there, he just had the motivation in his eyes. A very even match statistically, with Medvedev serving more aces, and serving better in general. Hurkacz just won in crucial points, actually winning 5 less points the entire match.