Roger Federer is fresh off a straight sets win over Sam Querrey, which lasted less than an hour and a half.
There are still threats floating in the draw, however, and Germany’s Sabine Lisicki, runner-up two years ago and with a great Wimbledon record, is one of them.
“It was like a 10-15 minute break. You know, today he hit that shot between the legs”, Querrey said. “Obviously when you do take a break, it does stiffen up”.
Schedule: After Sunday’s day off, the tournament resumes Monday with all 16 men’s and women’s fourth-round matches.
Victoria Azarenka, the 2012 and 2013 Australian Open champion, has made the Wimbledon semi-finals twice but the Belarusian 24th seed could face a rough ride against in-form Belinda Bencic.
Groth sent down the 236km/h thunderbolt to ace the Swiss master in the third game of their four set match. This was one of her finest days since then, as the reaction indicated.
That came a week after his quest for a tenth French Open crown came to an abrupt end at the hands of Novak Djokovic in the quarter-finals.
Injury and a tantrum are only ever a moment away with Williams, and her foibles, rather than any of her rivals, remain probably the biggest threat to her hopes of winning a 21st major and fourth in a row.
“The easiest way for me was somehow through the legs rather than coming to a complete standstill and then hitting a lob, which he would have seen where it was going to go”.
“He’s played a few more matches out there than I have”.
Tsonga said there was no point in complaining about it.
“I just looked at the umpire”.
“I was just happy to be playing and competing on grass. I said to myself that maybe I wasn’t that far off”. Federer saved two set points at 3-6, but he missed a forehand down the line to give Groth the third set.
Ward, who was playing in the third round for the first time at Wimbledon, lost 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 8-6 to the Canadian on Court 1.
The former No. 1-ranked Serb won 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 on Centre Court to reach the fourth round for the first time since 2010.
The 23rd seed is also the oldest to reach the last-16 of any of the four Grand Slams since 39-year-old Jimmy Connors at the 1991 U.S. Open.
After a small hiccup, Roger Federer quickly found his stride again to advance at Wimbledon.
In the women’s singles, Caroline Wozniacki cruised past Italy’s Camila Giorgi 6-2, 6-2 to reach the fourth round.
Murray led the way as he polished off Dutchman Robin Haase 6-1, 6-1, 6-4 in 87 minutes with barely a misplaced shot.
Among those involved in later matches was Rafa Nadal, who faced an awkward Centre Court test against unconventional German Dustin Brown.
“I’m not just here to make up numbers and I think I proved that”, said the last of Australia’s classic serve-volleyers.
World No. 66, Groth, fired the second-fastest serve in Wimbledon history measured at 147mph, but it was not sufficient to outclass seven-time victor, Federer.
That was the first set Federer has lost at this year’s Wimbledon. Federer got the better of the American easily in a way that only the Swiss in his prime could have done.
“I’m lucky I broke him the first game”.