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fourth seed, has gone. Beaten by Gilles Muller, 34 years old. Let's

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hear from him now. Many congratulations. How do you

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feel after that epic match against one of the game's great players?

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Tired! It was a long match. I was two sets up. Rafa stepped it up and

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that the end it was just a big battle. I had match points, I

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believe I had four and didn't make them so it was getting really tough.

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I was also watching the sky because I was feeling it would be over

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pretty soon. When I had the last two match points, I said give it a shot,

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go 100%. Great feeling to win. Rafa came back from two sets down and its

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2-2, a lot of people think Rafa will win. How did you keep your composure

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and your belief in the fifth set? I didn't feel like I played bad in the

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fourth set so I told myself to keep it up and if it's not happening,

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he's just too good. I started serving a bit better, maybe. At the

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end it's just the matter of a few points here and there. It's tough to

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say what made the difference at the end. When you won, what was the

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feeling like knowing you had done it in such a big match with so much at

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stake? I don't know, I haven't really realised what just happened!

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It's a great feeling. I was worried it would be over pretty soon. I was

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thinking about what to do, to come back the next day and finished the

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match. I'm just glad it's over and I'm in the quarterfinals. Were you

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aware of Prince Felix of Luxembourg in the stands? I heard he was going

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to come. We know each other, he's a big tennis fan, the Royal family of

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big tennis players. Great fun to have him here. Well played.

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Gilles Muller, the 16th seed, from Luxembourg, has knocked out Rafael

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Nadal. Four hours and 48 minutes. 15-13 in the fifth set. Wimbledon

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have just announced there will be no further played tonight. Novak

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Djokovic, who was due to follow that match, will have to come back

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tomorrow. It's a huge result for Muller. He's got a good record on

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grass this year but everyone thought Nadal was in the form of his life,

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having won his tenth French Open championship. John McEnroe and Tracy

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Austin are with me. All of the last 16 apart from Djokovic and man Arena

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in action. Your reaction? Nadal was playing great leading up to this

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tournament. He was unbelievable on the clay. You get a better idea of

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how tough a customer this guy is on this surface at 34. Like a fine

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wine, better than ever. His serve is awesome. I was amazed, he's got

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sweet Handscomb he stays back more, but the biggest surprise is how fit

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he looked. At 13-13, taking it to Rafa Navarro, the fittest, toughest,

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most energised person. -- Rafale Nadal. After dropping macro four

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match points. Most mortals will say, against Nadal, I give in. He hung

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with it, unbelievable effort. Incredible fitness, mentally and

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physically, but also patients. An hour and a half later he gets

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another match point. And to be able to sustain it against Rafa who keeps

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coming at you. It's a phenomenal story for Gilles Muller. 34 years

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old and had never won tour title until this year. He finally won in

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Sydney and another grass court event. You can be so fit in your

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mid-30s and now the biggest match in his career. Why didn't we think of

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that? At 25 we were the hill! 34 and he is way better than ever. His

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ground strokes were amazing. He was solid from the back court. It's been

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the most fantastic day of tennis and it's only just finished. There's a

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little thing busying -- buzzing in front of the camera! We will try to

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wrap up as many matches as we can between now and 9:30pm. We will

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start with the British number one on the women's side trying to reach her

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first quarter final at Wimbledon. On court, Johanna Konta rarely let

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the mask slip. We hardly get to peer beyond the professional veneer. What

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a battle! What resilience? But there was another Johanna Konta. She bakes

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cakes. She's been handing out muffins to her coaching team. The

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best on tour, she claims. Maybe it's useful preparation because Wimbledon

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is all about rising at the right time!

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When it comes to the big occasions, Konta has been proving is she is

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nerveless. She stays calm and in the moment and she broke in the opening

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game, racing to a 3-1 lead. And she served for the first set at 5-4, but

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then Garsdale woke up and soon they were into a first set tie-break.

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Brilliant. Not only great anticipation from Konta, but then

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she had to execute. A shot that establishes a couple of

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mini-breaks in this first set tie-break.

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UMPIRE: Miss Konta is challenging the ball. It felt out. Close, but it

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felt out. At this stage, I think it's all

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about handling the nerves. You've got to remind yourself to have good

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footwork. Maybe a little extra spin on your shots, but continue to have

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the same racket head speed. Interesting hearing Konta quoting

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Billie Jean King over the last -- Billie Jean King over the last

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couple of days, saying pressure is a privilege.

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She's halfway there. Jo Konta, halfway there, to a Wimbledon

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quarterfinal. She's won the first set on the tie-break.

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(STUDIO) a roar from Konta as she took that tie-break, but at the

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start of the second set it was all Caroline Garcia. The Frenchwoman

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broke serve twice to race into a 5-1 lead, but Konta won three games in a

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row to close the gap. Konta refusing to allow the second

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set to end. She then held serve to make it 4-5, but Garcia still had

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the advantage and this is her serving for the second set.

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You get extra nervous at this moment, you keep it simple, go to

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simple patterns, crosscourt, good footwork.

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Continue to target the Konta forehand.

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No nerves so far. No, she has been good and strong, much to the delight

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of her father. An hour and 37 minutes, three points to take us

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into a third set. Well played. She had the mental

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resolve to get the job done. We are level at a set apiece.

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Into the decider and there have been no breaks of serve, no break points

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or even deuces. Garcia is serving at 4-5 down so needing to hold again to

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stay in the match. Great technique and depth on this

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backhand volley. You can see Konta trying to read the

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serve. Just a little swing towards the left and it went to the right.

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What were you doing in 1984? You may not even have been born. That was

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the last time a British woman reached the quarterfinals of

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Wimbledon. Jo Konta, Wimbledon quarterfinalist?

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--! The first since another Jo, Jo

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Durie, all those years ago. There are always momentum shifts and I

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felt like I shifted them are meant in my favour, although I lost the

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second set in the end. It made her start the third set on a more even

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keel. I felt very clear on what I was trying to achieve. I was

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definitely not disheartened by going into a third and really looked

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forward to having another battle. People talk about the crowd and the

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impact and the adrenaline it creates. Did you feel it make a

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difference today? Obviously a home crowd is that much more emotionally

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invested and living and dying with your points. The support I felt was

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frankly phenomenal. It was so nice talking to her after that win. A

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terrific result, a great run at Wimbledon. I think she was shocked

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when that game was over so quickly. I thought she might have expected it

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to go on. They had both been holding quite easily. Garcia had been

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serving so well and she became more aggressive in the second set. To me

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Garcia has a lot of weapons but in the past it's been a little brittle

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in the crucial situations and we saw that in the last game. She didn't

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get enough balls in play and Jo fought so well. Before coming into

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this year 's Wimbledon she had only won one match at Wimbledon and lost

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five times. That shows how much she's improved and most of it is

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between the ears. My understanding, and I'm not real close to this, it

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shows the sports psychology aspect. Clearly she's been talking to a

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group of people for some time and that seems to have real -- made a

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real impact in her ability to dig deeper. Especially here. For the

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first time there's all this focus on her. She seems to be unravelled by

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it. She's ready. She's not 18 or 19. This is very difficult. Garcia knows

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what it's like to have pressure from home Grand Slam, at the French Open.

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She shares that with others. For Konta, Heather Watson played so

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well, but for the most point it's all about Konta, she's in the top

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ten. It's new to her and she seems to be handling it with ease. I she's

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enjoying it. Ostapenko won the French, that allowed other people

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like us to discuss how many women could win the tournament. In effect

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it took some pressure off her. We are like, anybody could win. She's

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one of them, but she's only one of those people. Despite you look at

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the odds from the bookmakers, as of this morning she was the favourite,

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so considering she had only won one match at Wimbledon, that's amazing.

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She's the first British woman in the quarterfinals 1984, long before Jo

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herself was born, she was born in 1991! Now to the men's number one.

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Andy Murray was up against the Frenchman called Benoit Paire, he of

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the luxurious facial hair. He said in the past he's found Wimbledon

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displays in but he was very pleased to be on Centre Court today. He had

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an early break of serve, he broke Murray in the third game of the

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first set. Some beautiful play from Paire, but

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Murray wasn't having any of that. He broke straight back. They broke each

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other once more a piece on the way to a tie-break. The world number one

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and defending champion took it in convincing fashion, 7-1.

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Murray has faced a few of these players where he knows to expect the

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unexpected. An early break for Murray in the second set, Paire

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break back, another break for Murray in the night and that was him

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serving for the second set at 5-4. We will join it here.

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I know how he feels. Went back for a second bite after that as well. He

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really is uptight, but he knows if he can hang on here, it's 2-0.

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Off a second serve. Not for a moment, not for a single nanosecond,

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was Paire up in that rally. Wonderful pressure from Murray. Two

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points from a two set to lead, again.

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The moment he gave Paire the initiative back at the Frenchman

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took advantage. This time Paire quick to challenge.

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It was a driven backhand from Andy Murray. He is break point down. If

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this is out, we are back at 5-5. No, no, all good. Steady!

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Speculative challenge. From Benoit Paire. He has one challenge

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remaining. Back to deuce. UMPIRE: Let, first service.

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Two sets to Andy Murray, who fights off break points in that game. This

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is not easy, but he is two sets up. Andrew Castle and Boris Becker with

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the commentary. It didn't take long for Murray to wrap things up.

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After two hours and 21 minutes. Murray didn't necessarily look

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comfortable, but he was happy with his performance. I thought I played

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well today. Maybe a couple of sloppy service games in the first set, but

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that was by far the best IT at the ball so far in the tournament so

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really pleased with that. He's not easy to play. He's got one of the

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best backhands and he can play every shot. It's not always easy to see

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where you should put the ball, tactics aren't easy. With the

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build-up into Wimbledon, the injury, if somebody had said at that point

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you would be in the quarterfinals with the level of tennis you were

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playing, would you have taken that? For sure. Two weeks ago I was

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resting. I was a little bit concerned. When you have issues a

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few days before a big event, it's frustrating. I managed it well and

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I've played some good stuff. Today was the best I've played so far in

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the tournament. Yeah. I'm doing well.

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What he says and how he says it don't necessarily marry but do you

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think it is the best he has played so far? Who am I to argue with him

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about that? He has played some awkward players in the first few

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rounds than anyone, from Dustin Brown to Fabio Fognini and now

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Benoit Paire. You can't make this up. You have got to sustain

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intensity and that is what he is able to do. It is what the great

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players do often enough to beat those type of players.

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I thought he moved pretty well as well. When Benoit Paire put him on

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the run, I thought he did a good job. Paire will show him a lot of

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drop shots and drop volleys. For the most part, he was very good at that.

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And he is still here in these Championships. Rafa Nadal is not.

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Absolutely and that is important. At the beginning of the tournament,

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there were questions about Andy Murray. He was staying off the court

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because of that hip and he is still clearly limping in between points

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but the movement looks beautiful. He just guts it out and now, the draw

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is pretty wide open. Sam Querrey in the quarters. Three days he couldn't

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play! Federer couldn't play for six months and he won the Australian

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Open. Yes but three days is hard to take off. It is tough. We will look

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at the draw in a moment. Novak Djokovic's match will now be at 12pm

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tomorrow. Bad forecast for tomorrow, I suspect the roof will be closed.

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Followed by the women's quarterfinals. Andre Marriner Deano

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against Djokovic tomorrow. You had this golden opportunity to

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put Novak Djokovic, three times champion on Centre Court, the crowd

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would have loved that. You can't say the crowd in Court One didn't get

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their money 's worth. They kept stalling and changing their mind. It

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is going on, it is coming off,. Are not great for Djokovic, sitting

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around watching. There might have been a problem with... Henman Hill

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was absolutely crowded. Everybody moving over there. We have a lot of

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matches to wrap up. For the last two years,

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Serena Williams has dominated the women's Championships and two

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of her victims were facing each Angelique Kerber is the top-seeded

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and top ranked player here. Playing really aggressive tennis and there

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was some great stuff out there. We join it in the tenth game of the

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second set. With Chris Bradman

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and Louise Pleming. She missed it. Through the middle of

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court. Wow. Pretty courageous, obviously.

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Good play and good serve. Muguruza moving outside the court, created

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that gap. They have got a third set. Muguruza

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with just one break. She takes the second set 6-4 in 45 minutes.

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So into a deciding set where both players had

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They both started to serve better and they've passed the two-hour mark

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as we join it with Muguruza having held for a 5-4 lead so Kerber

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She has been aggressive from the first shot, Muguruza.

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That was an interesting shot as well. Straight through the middle of

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the court. He is going to fall off his chair in

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a minute! The match in the crowd is 50-50 as

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well. Muguruza has stayed faithful to what

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she did best. Through to her second quarter final at Wimbledon. I went

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out there and I wanted the match so I made it happen.

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I wanted it so much that I didn't want to lose my opportunity. At the

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beginning, I didn't feel comfortable on the grasp the concept was so new

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to me but with that final and over the years, everything changed and I

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feel like much better and more in control now.

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Jelena Ostapenko, took the first set against Elina Svitolina 6-3.

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She had her first match point at 5-2. But it certainly took a few to

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get her through. What do you like about Ostapenko? I like her

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fearlessness. Just 20 years old and she hits so big and she is trying to

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add a little bit more of the nuances to her game. When she doesn't have

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to hit so big and so close to the line every single point. But look at

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that fight. She has won 11 Grand Slam matches in a row and she is not

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having that lull. How many times have we seen someone win a major and

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then they can't handle the expectations. She still seems to be

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playing the game and going after her shots. Was that her eighth match

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point? That is what I like best about her. No matter what happens,

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she keeps battling and digging more and it is like, OK, I blew the first

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seven, I mean a lot of people can't handle that without couple, much

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less seven. She is tough as nails. Yes she is.

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An incredible amount of talent on show in the women's draw,

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the Wimbledon title within grasp for many of them.

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Phil Jones assesses some other performances,

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starting with a pairing from different generations.

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1997, Venus Williams playing her first match. We were only just

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getting to know a wizard called Harry. That Christmas, Croatia's Ana

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Konjuh was born and now she took on Venus Williams on Centre Court. How

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do you hold your own against the powerful? With a show of power of

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your own. Ana Konjuh was not overawed by her opponent all the

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stage. But Venus is relentless. Pressure applied by Venus Williams

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at Wimbledon so often tells. You didn't need to be Hawk-Eye to see

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the experience, the only teenager left in the last 16. Losing just two

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break points all match. Neither were taken. After 63 minutes, it was

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over. In her 20th Wimbledon, now 85 career victories here. Just one

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behind sister Serena Williams. At 37, Venus Williams now the oldest

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woman since Martina Navratilova in 1994, to reach the last eight at

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Wimbledon. Svetlana Kuznetsova was also born in the 80s. The second

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oldest woman in the draw, aged 32, showed that Abbadi about old dogs

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and new tricks isn't always true. The seven seed from Russia rushing

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through. Victoria Azarenka gave birth to son Leo last December and

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the quarterfinal berth here would have been a mother of all comebacks.

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Simona Halep is not one for sentimentality, though. Keeping the

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unforced error count to 11 as Azarenka made 32 and frustration

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showed. Perhaps why the world number to beat the former world number one

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in straight sets. Halep on course to break her Grand Slam title stopped.

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17 victories in 18 matches on grass this summer and counting for an

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seeded Magdalena Rybarikova. Career threatening injury took Grand Slam

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quarterfinalist inside a year for the Slovakian at the 36 time of

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trying. So stunning a tale, there have been more plausible fairy

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stories. Rybarikova next faces Coco Vandeweghe. A Californian girl now

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of sunny disposition and golden strokes. She was too dazzling for

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Caroline Wozniacki who tried every which way but never reached the

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quarterfinal here. Vandeweghe's grass court group apparently has

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knowledge. She is a contender. CLARE BALDING: This could be her big

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moment. The halls beeping for her! She is very confident and she has

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the weapons. Any time you have a former champion like Pat Cash... I

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talk to him today and he said he is working on her mental state. She

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sometimes gets a little tough and down on herself. No matter what the

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situation, he said you have got to be positive and he is also working

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on her volleys and her smashes. She was coming to the net so frequently

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today, it was amazing. She's up against Magdalena Rybarikova, one of

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the stories of the Championship. It is a tremendous run but if you said

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to Coco Vandeweghe, this is who you are playing, you would think that

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would be OK. Venus Williams is older than virtually all the others put

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together. She would be my favourite from the beginning. Anyone that has

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won it five times and been in a couple of other finals, and goes to

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Australia and gets to the finals at her age, why is it that everyone is

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saying... Remember what happened the Thursday before the tournament. The

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car accident and all of that, we don't note to go into the details

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but each match that has gone by, Venus is feeling more comfortable

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and really serving well today. Top-seeded player left in its Simona

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Halep and this is who Johanna Konta has the play. Her movement is

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fantastic. So fast around the court. Nothing gets past her. The question

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for me would be how she emotionally handles the fact she was 7-3 up

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against Ostapenko in the finals of the French. I give her credit that

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she has rebounded but this will be like the real test. When things get

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tight, how deep can she dig right now given what just happened? Best

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way to get over it. I have had that similar thing happen and if you can

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somehow come back and win this, you can at least temporarily forget it.

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You still talk about that! Yes you have really got over it! It was the

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fourth set! Back to Centre Court and Roger

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Federer against Grigor Dimitrov was hotly anticipated

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but the seven-time champion wasted no time winning

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the first two sets 6-4, 6-2. And we pick it up with Federer

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leading Dimitrov 5-4 in the third and serving

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for the match. No stress game here so far. Another

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number to amaze you, it would be Federer going to do his 50th Grand

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Slam quarterfinal. He is playing so quickly, we still

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don't know his quarterfinal opponent Raonic, but it will surely be Roger

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Federer in the last eight. Roger Federer does it again as he

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has done so many times before. Moves through and moves on at Wimbledon.

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Grigor Dimitrov humbled, perhaps he will have his day in the future but

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it is not this day. This day belongs to Roger Federer again. No late

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dramatics from him. The crowd loved it, how good was he today? He is

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incredible. I have watched him for 15 years and I still wonder how he

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does it and make it look so easy. Pretty smooth. Dimitrov was playing

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really well coming into this match and Roger just swatted him away.

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Roger hasn't lost a set yet in the 35, that has got to be helpful. That

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was the teacher giving the student a lesson once again. Everyone loves

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Roger. Disappointed with what he had to offer, I know Roger smothered him

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but not nearly enough. The big news today is that Rafa Nadal is out,

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beaten five sets, 15-13 in the fifth by Gilles Muller of Luxembourg and

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this is what Rafa had to say today. He played well, I think I didn't

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play my best, the first couple of sets I made a few mistakes that then

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I was playing all the time against the score. Difficult against a

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player like him. Well done to him. He played well and especially in the

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fifth, he played great. I was fighting until the last ball. I

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think with the right attitude, probably was not my best match but

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at the same time, I played against a very comfortable opponent. After the

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press conference, Rafa spoke to us. Looking ahead, definitely coming

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back next year? I don't know, let's wait, but just happy to field the

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support of the crowd. I don't know. Wimbledon remains a lot and we will

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see. Chances are he will be here, surely?

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These interviewers... LAUGHTER It is all our fault! I am always the

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one who had my foot in my mouth, how does it come back to me? With these

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dumb questions! Let's wrap up some of the other action in the men's

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last 16. Paddy Gearey brings

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you the best of the action. Like any festival, there is more to

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Wimbledon than the headliners. Look down the bill to the other stages

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and you will find entertaining names, intriguing games. Some

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hipsters headed to court 12 to see Marin Cilic, critically acclaimed

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but without a smash hit. Fancy to be the breakthrough this year. That is

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audacious. Number seven seed went straight through, Roberto Bautista

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Agut. This is all over in less than an hour and three quarters that it

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might have been quicker had Cilic gone a little easier for bouncing. I

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can't remember Cilic bouncing just as that! Cilic still hasn't lost a

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set. Cilic could be a winner in that form. Maybe you are into your big

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repetitive beats. Caught a team home to the lengthiest encore, now

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housing two giants. Kevin Anderson and Sam Querrey. 62 aces over five

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sets. There was a story behind the serving. Querrey had four match

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points in the fourth set, Anderson saved them all. But the American

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then cranked up the volume. Querrey into the last eight, same stage he

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started. Pick the right venue and you might see a cracker. Court

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three, 2010 finalist Berdych took the first set against Dominic Thiem.

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At 23, Thiem already world number eight but he may not be that well

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known to everyone. This shot sums him up. That is a crowd pleaser. He

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won the second in a tie-break and also the fourth. 31-year-old

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Berdych's first victory over a top ten play on grass since that

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Wimbledon final. Sometimes the old ones are the best. Satisfaction to

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see in the next big thing before they fill stadiums. Court Number

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Two, Alexander Zverev, a player many think it has everything you need to

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win a Grand Slam. There are few stiffer test of your class on grass

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than last year's filelist Milos Raonic. Twice the Canadian hauled

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himself back. In effect, he had Zverev where you wanted him.

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Breaking the young man twice then finishing him. They may have seen

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the future on court two but now, it remains just that, the future.

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I know Milos Raonic is your man. I am upset Alexander Zverev is gone. I

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love him. Me too. I believe in the next few years, he will be the best

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player in the world. He said he is tired of hearing that. He is going

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to hear it until years. He said for three years, people have been

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telling me, you learn so much from these losses and they will make you

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better. We love that he is so competitive. This guy is a future

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number one. He needs to beef up a little bit. He is working on that

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and he does all the right things. I believe and hope it will happen. A

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great character. But he has to win a little. Milos Raonic plane Federer,

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can he beaten? I believe it will be a tall order because Roger Federer

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is the greatest player that ever lived and everyone will want him to

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win. When the racket is taken out of your hands, the top guys, they don't

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like a guy that can do that and Milos Raonic can do that. One of the

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all-time greats serves, he moves well and the volley has really

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improved. It won't be easy. But he has a shot. Andy Murray against Sam

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Querrey in the quarterfinal. Andy Murray obviously Toomey will win but

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Sam Querrey has the shot. Gilles Muller against Marin Cilic.

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Marin Cilic. Marin Cilic. Raonic against Federer. I would take the

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fifth. I am going with Federer. Tomas Berdych will play Andre

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Mannarino or Djokovic. We don't know that because Rafa has gone but we

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will still give him this shot because he is shot of the day.

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This is more than just one shot, this is a fantastic rally. It really

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was a fantastic match all round but what a crosscourt volley that is.

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Quote of the day from Johanna Konta, one of the big stories. She wanted

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to talk about baking today. White chocolate and raspberry

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muffins today. Very positive feedback. As my best muffins yet. I

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am feeling quite happy with how I am growing as a muffin baker. I

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definitely feel I am continuously reinvesting the knowledge that I am

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picking up from a previous batches. Are you living with these muffins

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moment by moment? Yes, staying very present, on each ingredient, at a

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time, I feel like I am really taking the best out of my tennis career and

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putting it into muffin making. Her baking is getting better and better,

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as is her tennis. She will play in her first Wimbledon quarterfinal

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tomorrow. Play will start earlier, at 12, with the one men's last 16

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match which was played today. -- which wasn't played today. I think

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Venus Williams wins that match and Johanna Konta wins her match. These

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matches on Court One might get moved to Centre Court because of heavy

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rain due tomorrow. I think Muguruza wins that match. I am saying cocoa.

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The Americans are both saying Coco Vandeweghe to win. Mainly cloudy on

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Tuesday morning with a risk of showery rain, still with them drier

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interludes possible. Who knows what will happen tomorrow.

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One of the greatest days of tennis ever today. Goodbye to Rafa and

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goodbye from us. 'From the heights

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of the Scottish Highlands 'to the shores of East Anglia,

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I've travelled across Britain...' '..to learn about the food I cook

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for my family...'

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Clare Balding is your host for highlights of the day's play from the Wimbledon Championships. Clare and her illustrious guests dissect the day's key talking points and discuss this year's quarter-finalists.