Wimbledon 2018: Predicting Men and Women's Finals Before Week 2

Wimbledon 2018 Rafael Nadal Goes Grocery Shopping On A Cycle

His game has perhaps never been smoother or more efficient, and that's bad news for the rest of the field.

Gulbis has played three successive five-set matches to get this far and is bidding to become just the sixth qualifier to reach the last eight at Wimbledon.

Had the Swiss not squandered four break points in the opening game of the second set, which lasted nearly as long as the entire opener, Federer would probably have not needed an hour and 45 minutes to get back into the locker room.

Sometimes the obvious is invisible to the uncritical or dreaming eye. Depends against who you play you have less or more chances to win. He does other things very well, too.

Rafael Nadal has joined Roger Federer in the Wimbledon quarter-finals, raising hopes of another titanic title decider a decade after the duo's so-called match of the century. They have joked all week that they probably will retire at the same time, and that could take them all the way to the 2020 Olympics. His problem has always been the first week of Wimbledon, not the second week.

Ten dead, 73 injured after passenger train derails in Turkey
It said that inspectors would have identified the collapsed ground and stopped the train before it reached that section of track. Tekirdag governor Mehmet Ceyhan said the area where the derailment happened was muddy from heavy rain and hard to get to.

Serena Williams plays a shot on her way to beating Evgeniya Rodina.

"Certainly this tournament, since that long match, has sort of been a house of horrors for me", Isner said. Her own daughter, Anna, is six years old and travels with her on Tour - as does little Olympia with Williams, although the heat might keep her off Centre Court on Monday.

The heat elsewhere will be in the fire of competition.

Seventh seed Karolina Pliskova's defeat by Kiki Bertens means that for the first time in the Open era, there will not be a top 10 women's seed in the last eight of a Grand Slam. Gone are two of the touted glamour prodigies, Denis Shapovalov and Alexander Zverev, along with the fallen enigma Nick Kyrgios, leaving the stage to faces as familiar as your grandfather's to fight for the prize.

Novak Djokovic was kept waiting in the wings till after 7pm local time before he could start swinging his racket against Russia's Karen Khachanov at Wimbledon on Monday.

British pound dives after United Kingdom ministers quit
In his resignation letter, he said the Brexit "dream is dying, suffocated by needless self-doubt". He told the Prime Minister: 'As I said then, the Government now has a song to sing.

Second seed Nadal was made to work just hard enough by Veseley Czech without ever looking in any danger.

Eight-time champion Federer will be playing in his 53rd Grand Slam last-8 when he tackles either Gael Monfils of France or Kevin Anderson, the 8th-seeded South African.

Federer was first on Centre Court on Monday for what is known as Wimbledon's "Manic Monday", in which all 32 remaining singles players vie for a place in the quarterfinals.

Rafael Nadal celebrates his win over Jiri Vesely.

Lurking on Federer's side of the draw is an intriguing unknown: the unseeded Mackenzie McDonald, who sounds as if he should have drifted down from the Highlands but is in fact a 23-year-old Californian with a solid pedigree and little to lose.

Tour de France 2018: Chris Froome jeered at pre-race event
UCI chief David Lappartient has called upon the public to treat Froome fairly and respectfully. "That would be my advice".

Related News:

  • All the Details on Kate Middleton's Look for Prince Louis' Christening

    However, the decision for them not to attend Louis' baptism at St. The royal family stepped out in force for the royal christening. Lady Laura Meade will Godmother to Prince Louis .

    Huge Blow for Croatia before the Semi-final with England

    Luka Modric celebrates after scoring his penalty in the shoot-out win over Russian Federation . "We believe in ourselves. Should England overcome Croatia on Wednesday night, it will be the country's first major tournament final in 52 years.
    Pence meets with contenders for Supreme Court

    Pence meets with contenders for Supreme Court

    More recently, she's written that abiding by precedent is "not a hard-and-fast rule" in the Supreme Court's constitutional cases. While he has been a reliable conservative, he shows less appetite for upending the status quo on socially divisive issues.
  • Trump Making Supreme Court Pick to Cement Conservative Majority

    Trump Making Supreme Court Pick to Cement Conservative Majority

    Kavanaugh was on the shortlist of nominees along with Thomas Hardiman , Raymond Kethledge and Amy Coney Barrett. With Senator John McCain battling cancer in his home state of Arizona, Republicans can now only muster 50 votes.
    Johnny Depp Sued for Alleged Assault on 'City of Lies' Set

    Johnny Depp Sued for Alleged Assault on 'City of Lies' Set

    The yelling allegedly continues until Depp was escorted away by his bodyguards. Rocky, who claims Johnny smelled of alcohol, is seeking unspecified damages.
    Shooting victim honored at wake with games, snacks, jersey and b

    Shooting victim honored at wake with games, snacks, jersey and b

    Relatives sent NBC affiliate WDSU a photo of Matthews' body at the wake at the Charbonnet Labat Glapion Funeral Home in Treme. According to Matthews" mom, Temeka, her son was a "homebody' whose favorite athlete was indeed Irving.
  • May loyalist named UK's new foreign secretary

    May loyalist named UK's new foreign secretary

    British Prime Minister Theresa May has named Jeremy Hunt to the job of foreign secretary after the resignation of Boris Johnson . He wrote: "Brexit should be about opportunity and hope". "That dream is dying, suffocated by needless self-doubt".
    Croatia identify England danger man for semi-final

    Croatia identify England danger man for semi-final

    Yet the performances of Gareth Southgate's squad - the second youngest at the tournament - are being celebrated wildly back home. England achieved something David Beckham's generation never managed: It reached the semifinals of the World Cup .
    CCTV appeal after England fans damage taxi

    CCTV appeal after England fans damage taxi

    A crowd of supporters were also filmed rushing into an Ikea in Stratford, east London, dancing on the furniture and kicking items around.
  • 24,000 fans thank Russian players for fantastic World Cup display

    24,000 fans thank Russian players for fantastic World Cup display

    While they have a case when it comes to political symbols and the like, this is merely a player remembering his friend who died. Denis Cheryshev said the most important thing about the World Cup was that it gave joy to the entire country.
    Donald Trump Is Sued by Former Driver for Overtime Pay

    Donald Trump Is Sued by Former Driver for Overtime Pay

    Hutcher said that Cintron had repeatedly asked Trump for raises in the past, but - beyond those two instances - he was rebuffed. Noel also claims to have worked about 3,300 hours of uncompensated overtime during his last 6 years on the job.
    Smartphone maker Xiaomi's shares open 2.9% down on debut in Hong Kong

    Smartphone maker Xiaomi's shares open 2.9% down on debut in Hong Kong

    At opening, each Xiaomi share was valued at 16.60 Hong Kong dollars ($2.12), below the initial offering price of HK$17 ($2.17). At midday, the stock staged a recovery from HK$16 (£1.53) to HK$16.96 but was still below its debut price of HK$17.


Most liked

Erdogan takes on new powers, names son-in-law finance chief
The only European Union leaders are set to be Bulgarian President Rumen Radev and Hungary's strongman Prime Minister Viktor Orban. Monday's ceremony paves the way to shift Ankara's ruling model from a parliamentary to a presidential republic.

William, Kate's third child Prince Louis christened
The monarch was due to return to London on Monday before a busy schedule of events including a meeting with U.S. James' Palace, while accompanied by her big brother Prince George and the rest of her family.

Raheem Sterling, England on collision course with Belgium in World Cup final
"Yes, England can go all the way", Rush, 56, told The New Paper in a phone interview. England are scoring goals and looking very risky at set-pieces.

Chelsea ace Hazard: Mbappe doing things we've never seen before
How deep, or advanced, will Kevin de Bruyne play? He said: "I am not the manager, nor am I the assistant manager. In other ways, it's just weird. "As for Eden [Hazard], I've already played against him when he was at Lille.

'IHOb' Is Already Back to Calling Itself IHOP Again
Remember all that drama over IHOP changing its name to IHOb? And as it turns out they're not even changing their name after all. Looks like they can coexist under one house of burger-pancake roof from now on.

Cristiano Ronaldo 'holds talks with Massimiliano Allegri'
Mendes has previously insisted Ronaldo would be "eternally grateful" to Madrid if he decides to leave the club this summer. The offer from a so-far unnamed club which would have reportedly offered him a massive salary of 100M Euros per year.

Fifth boy successfully rescued from flooded cave in Thailand
They are joined by three British diving experts who enter the cave but quickly retreat in the face of heavy flooding. The rescue effort has already claimed the life of one Navy Seal diver who ran out of oxygen in the cave on Friday.

Mitch McConnell Confronted By Protesters Shouting, 'Where Are The Babies, Mitch?'
House from Los Angeles, has called on all her supporters to chase administration figures from any public space. A few weeks earlier, a similar incident occurred in Washington, D.C. involving McConnell.

MILLHISER: Kavanaugh nomination a win for Republicans - and a blow to democracy
Judge Kavanaugh recently voiced disagreement with a court decision allowing an undocumented teenage immigrant to have an abortion. But Senate Democrats held up his confirmation for three years, accusing him of being a Bush political operative.

Jackson And Clark Gregg To Be De-Aged For Captain Marvel
Of course, true to Marvel Cinematic Universe form, no secrets or hints were given away from this photo. Brie will star as Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers in the MCU's first female-led superhero movie.

Supreme court nominee: Trump to announce Kennedy replacement
All four federal judges have the endorsement of major Republican legal groups, most importantly the powerful Federalist Society. Ahead of his announcement, Trump tweeted about the stakes: "I have long heard that the most important decision a U.S.

Republicans Optimistic Senate Will Confirm Any of Trump's Supreme Court Picks
Relishing the suspense, Trump insisted he still hadn't locked down his decision, which he wants to keep under wraps until a 9 p.m. Conservative and liberal interest groups are poised to spend tens of millions of dollars in advertising and grass-roots activity.

Tour de France: Chris Froome gains on rivals as jeering fades
Overnight leader Peter Sagan was dropped by his Bora Hansgrohe teammates and fell to 80th overall, three minutes behind. For the full classification of the stage and the general classification, visit the Tour's official website .

Croatia look to master Modric to carry them through against England
Both sides have shown their ability to grind out results when not at their best and this will be a very tense evening in Moscow. Croatia was there at England's lowest ebb this century in global soccer, and it'll be there as the English team tries to peak.

Ethiopia, Eritrea officially end war
Abiy has also pardoned dissidents, lifted a state of emergency and promised to partly privatise important state-owned firms. For the first time in two decades, a direct worldwide telephone connection between Ethiopia and Eritrea was also restored.