"Gulbis is someone that is very unpredictable and has a huge serve", Djokovic commented.
Rather than wilt in the third set, the No.30 seed was determined to enjoy his moment, and he pushed Federer close in some entertaining rallies which drew gasps from Centre Court. - Ernests Gulbis, talking about the Big 4 of Federer, Nadal, Djokovic and Murray, who have combined to win the past 14 Wimbledon titles.
Still, although he acknowledged the courts are under stress, he said there's "not a doubt" they will hold up throughout Wimbledon's second week. "He's in the ideal age right now where he starts to understand his game best", Federer said.
"The first match with the walkover saved me a lot of energy, crucial energy".
"Now here we're together, we are having a great time".
Federer will now face Grigor Dimitrov in the next round, after the 13th seed beat DudiSela emphatically in straight sets, dropping just two games en route to victory.
The 35-year-old Swiss has been a model of efficiency breezing through four matches-including a set-and-a-half against Alexandr Dolgopolov, who retired with a foot injury-in just four hours, two minutes. World No. 5 Federer now has 317 wins in Grand Slam, closely followed by Williams, who has not played tennis after Australian Open due to pregnancy. All of their meetings have come on hard courts.
The 18-time Grand Slam victor finished with 58 winners and just seven unforced errors.
She says she will fly to NY on Sunday to see more doctors and will be sidelined "for a while". See how the bounce is, see if I can read his serve well on grass or not. "I think especially also what comes with a good serve is concentration, focus". "I think this time I will try to go all or nothing, maybe even more than before".
He broke for a 2-1 lead in the second set with a clinical forehand put-away and again at the same point in the third, when 27th-seeded Zverev double faulted.
It took a matter of minutes for Querrey to finish off Tsonga in their third-round match that was halted due to bad light deep into the deciding set on Friday.
Eleventh seed Tomas Berdych, beaten finalist in 2010, has an intriguing match against Austria's rising star Dominic Thiem on Court Three and the Czech believes fans with tickets for Monday have chosen wisely. "On the last game I had a little bit of the house money since I was returning first and I kind of had a game to play with". Whereas with Rafa [Nadal]'s confidence, I thought he was also going to be there.
Kerber was the runner-up to Serena Williams at the All England Club past year.
"Obviously grass is a very demanding surface for maintenance. Wimbledon is my favorite tournament", Querrey said. I'm not playing him in the first round but the third round. "Hopefully he's going to have not his best day, because if he has one of those days, it's really tough to beat him". Remember, I had Federer winning this title before the tournament, so I'm not picking against him unless I see some flaws in his game from match to match.