LONDON (Reuters) -Highlights of day seven of the Wimbledon tennis championships on Monday (all times GMT):
The last-ever Manic Monday at Wimbledon produced a scintillating day of fourth-round action with men’s top seed Novak Djokovic and women’s number one Ash Barty both advancing to the quarter-finals along with a bunch of players who will be in the last eight at the grasscourt slam for the first time.
Djokovic cruised past Chile’s Cristian Garin to move to within three wins of a record-equalling 20th Grand Slam title, although Roger Federer, the man he hopes to join, remains in the hunt for a ninth Wimbledon title after beating Lorenzo Sonego.
Canada will have two representatives in the men’s singles quarter-finals here for the first time after Denis Shapovalov and Felix Auger-Aliassime both made it past the fourth round.
Shapovalov outclassed Roberto Bautista Agut and Auger-Aliassime won a five-setter against Germany’s fourth seed Alexander Zverev.
Djokovic will face unseeded Marton Fucsovics after the Hungarian beat Russian Andrey Rublev to reach the quarter-final of a slam for the first time.
Federer must wait to discover his quarter-final opponent after Daniil Medvedev’s match with Hubert Hurkacz was interrupted by rain.
Barty beat French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova in straight sets to reach the quarter-finals for the first time where she will face compatriot Ajla Tomljanovic who ended the dream run of British teenager Emma Raducanu.
Wildcard Raducanu quit when trailing 6-4 3-0 after failing to return from a medical timeout.
Seventeen-year-old Coco Gauff’s hopes of a first Wimbledon quarter-final were dashed by 2018 champion Angelique Kerber who produced a vintage display to win 6-4 6-4.
Tunisian trailblazer Ons Jabeur became the first Arab woman to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals after a dazzling win over Iga Swiatek and will play second seed Aryna Sabalenka on Tuesday hoping to reach her first Grand Slam semi-final.
So-called Manic Monday is unique at Wimbledon with all the men’s and women’s last 16 singles matches on the schedule. Next year the traditional middle Sunday rest day will be scrapped and the schedule changed.
2020 TOMLJANOVIC ADVANCES AS RADUCANU RETIRES INJURED
Australian Ajla Tomljanovic reached her first Grand Slam quarter-final after British wildcard Emma Raducanu retired trailing 6-4 3-0 after leaving court for a medical timeout.
Djokovic rolls into Wimbledon quarters with Garin thrashing
‘GOAT’ debate motivates Djokovic but doesn’t hold sway
‘Flawless’ Shapovalov books maiden Wimbledon quarter-final spot
Khachanov downs Korda to lead Russian last-16 assault
Job done, Berrettini off to watch Ajla
Kerber wins generation game to knock Gauff out at Wimbledon
Jabeur makes Wimbledon history for Arab women by sealing last-eight spot
Barty survives Krejcikova test to finally reach Wimbledon quarters
Sabalenka sees off Rybakina to reach Wimbledon quarters
Murray’s Wimbledon NFT fetches $178k at auction
Wimbledon to have maximum capacity crowds from quarter-finals onwards
Wimbledon order of play on Monday
1915 FEDERER SAILS THROUGH
Sixth seed Roger Federer, who turns 40 next month, has become the oldest man to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals in the Open Era by defeating Italian Lorenzo Sonego 7-5 6-4 6-2.
1845 AUGER-ALIASSIME DOWNS ZVEREV
Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime, 20, earned the biggest win of his fledgling career as he knocked out fourth seed Alexander Zverev 6-4 7-6(6) 3-6 3-6 6-4 to reach his first Grand Slam quarter-final.
1835 MEDVEDEV-HURKACZ CLASH POSTPONED DUE TO RAIN
World number two Daniil Medvedev was leading Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz 6-2 6-7(2) 6-3 3-4 when the match was postponed on Court Two due to rain. All matches on the outer courts will resume on Tuesday.
1610 RED-HOT KERBER MAKES SHORT WORK OF GAUFF
German Angelique Kerber, the only former Wimbledon champion left in the women’s draw, beat Coco Gauff 6-4 6-4 to end the American 17-year-old’s bid to become the youngest woman to reach the quarter-finals since Maria Sharapova in 2004.
Earlier, Karolina Muchova battled past Spain’s Paula Badosa 7-6(6) 6-4 to reach the last eight for the second time while Viktorija Golubic upset 23rd seed Madison Keys 7-6(3) 6-3.
1450 FUCSOVICS SENDS RUBLEV PACKING
Marton Fucsovics had lost his three previous meetings with Russian fifth seed Andrey Rublev this year in straight sets, but the Hungarian prevailed 6-3 4-6 4-6 6-0 6-3 at Wimbledon to set up a quarter-final against top seed Novak Djokovic.
1430 DJOKOVIC PROVES TOO STRONG FOR GARIN
Holder Novak Djokovic reached his 50th Grand Slam quarter-final with a comfortable 6-2 6-4 6-2 win over Cristian Garin of Chile.
1425 SHAPOVALOV EASES INTO QUARTERS
Canada’s 10th seed Denis Shapovalov racked up an impressive tally of 52 winners in a 6-1 6-3 7-5 win over eighth seed Robert Bautista Agut of Spain.
1410 KHACHANOV BATTLES PAST KORDA IN FIVE-SET THRILLER
Russian Karen Khachanov reached his first Wimbledon quarter-final after seeing off American Sebastian Korda 3-6 6-4 6-3 5-7 10-8.
There were 13 breaks of serve in a chaotic last set before Khachanov prevailed in just under four hours on Court 18.
1345 BARTY PASSES KREJCIKOVA TEST
World number one Ash Barty booked a place in the Wimbledon quarter-finals for the first time with a 7-5 6-3 victory over Czech French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova, who was riding a 15-match winning streak.
1330 PLISKOVA ENDS SAMSONOVA STREAK
Eighth-seeded Czech Karolina Pliskova ended Liudmila Samsonova’s 10-match unbeaten run on grass, beating the Russian wildcard 6-2 6-3 to reach her first Wimbledon quarter-final.
1155 SABALENKA SURVIVES RYBAKINA SCARE
Second seed Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus overcame a mid-match wobble to beat Kazakhstan’s Elena Rybakina 6-3 4-6 6-3 and reach her maiden Grand Slam quarter-final.
1150 JABEUR POWERS PAST SWIATEK
Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur rallied from a set down to beat 2020 French Open champion Iga Swiatek 5-7 6-1 6-1. The 26-year-old becomes the first Arab player to make quarter-finals at Wimbledon since Egypt’s Ismail El Shafei in 1974.
1005 PLAY GETS UNDERWAY
Play on the seventh day of Wimbledon began under cloudy skies, with the temperature hovering around 19 degrees Celsius (66 Fahrenheit).
The grasscourt Grand Slam’s last “Manic Monday” began with seventh seed Iga Swiatek’s fourth-round clash against Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur on Court Two.
Men’s top seed Novak Djokovic faces Chile’s Cristian Garin on Centre Court later, while American teenager Coco Gauff and 20-times Grand Slam champion Roger Federer are also in action.
(Reporting by Hritika Sharma in Hyderabad, Hardik Vyas and Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru, editing by Ed Osmond and Ken Ferris and Christian Radnedge)