Wimbledon: Rafael Nadal sends message to Roger Federer over shock reunion

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Roger Federer is disappointed he will not get a Wimbledon semi-final match-up with Marin Cilic. She sat out Wimbledon previous year while pregnant.

Makarova, who made the quarter-finals four years ago, beat a weary-looking Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic 4-6, 6-1, 6-4. "But once I get on court, it is just going to be another match, just like my first couple of rounds". I can only really practise it with my coach.

"It's true, I favoured him in that section together with maybe (Milos) Raonic".

Federer's best run at the All England Club is 35 consecutive sets, from 2005 to 2006.

Fourth-seeded Alexander Zverev reached the third round in the men's event by beating Taylor Fritz of the USA 6-4, 5-7, 6-7 (0), 6-1, 6-2 in a match that was suspended a day earlier after the third set.

Monfils will tackle Anderson in the next round, and he enjoys a 5-0 winning record over the South African.

Van Uytvanck will meet Russian 14th seed Daria Kasatkina, who beat Australia's Ashleigh Barty 7-5, 6-3.

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The Greek was a straight-sets victor against Thomas Fabbiano, triumphing 6-2 6-1 6-4.

There was no comparable follow-up to Pella's giant-killing as he was beaten in straight sets by world number 103 Mackenzie McDonald. The match is scheduled to conclude on Saturday.

Alexander Zverev is also through after he survived a marathon battle with Taylor Fritz.

Bad light on Court One had caused play to be suspended late on Thursday, with fourth seed Zverev struggling and trailing the world number 68 by two sets to one.

The 36-year-old took just 24 minutes to take the first set 6-3, and although the second was tighter, he managed to clinch the crucial break at 6-5, which allowed him to serve it out.

Despite the dramas, seven-time women's champion Serena Williams is a fan of the tradition.

Serena Williams of the United States celebrates after defeating Kristina Mladenovic of France in their third round match on day five at Wimbledon.

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"This is only my second serious tournament back", Williams, who is returning from a maternity leave, said. "I felt that I was playing so well for already three years, being there, having great results without being No. 1".

The status quo has been challenged like never before in the women's singles, with nine of the top 10 seeds crashing out before the Wimbledon last 16 for the first time in the Open area.

The Czech faces Dutch 20th seed Kiki Bertens, who stunned five-time Wimbledon victor Venus in the third round. Her sister, five-time champion Venus, lost Friday, while Petra Kvitova, Maria Sharapova and Garbine Muguruza were eliminated earlier.

Karolina Pliskova, the seventh seed, is the only top 10 ranked player remaining, but she has never won a major title. "They don't go out there and say, 'I'm going to lose because I'm playing Serena.' They go out there and say, 'I'm going to play hard because I'm playing Serena.' They think, 'I have a chance'".

Williams is the fourth former women's champion to get knocked out, joining Maria Sharapova, Petra Kvitova and last year's victor Garbine Muguruza.

Keys also came up short with a comeback attempt after fighting back from a set and two breaks down, losing 7-5, 5-7, 6-4.

Meanwhile, 13th seed Julia Goerges, Donna Vekic, Ekaterina Makarova, Camila Giorgi all progressed to the fourth round.

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