Sport

Wimbledon 2018: Keys admits to being distracted by Serena clash

Wimbledon 2018: Keys admits to being distracted by Serena clash

While the result was bad news for Cilic, Federer must have been watching with a wry smile as he avoided the Queen's champion.

Roger Federer saw a massive obstacle removed from his path to the final of Wimbledon, after Marin Cilic's surprise exit.

"The rain coming helped me a lot", the 28-year-old, who had not won a match at Wimbledon in his two previous visits before this year, told BBC Sport.

"Yesterday he was playing so good, hitting the ball so hard that I couldn't do anything", Pella said.

"It was very tough because he played very well", said 11-time French Open champion Nadal, who is chasing an 18th major. "I had no idea what my draw was and all of a sudden I came in here the other day, it was like, So if you win, then you play this person [Serena]". She missed last year's tournament while pregnant.

The world number 133 is in the third round for the first time after winning back-to-back matches on the main tour for only the second time in 2018.

Zverev beat Taylor Fritz of the US 6-4, 5-7, 6-7 (0), 6-1, 6-2 in a match that was suspended on Thursday after the third set.

He will face Australian teenager Alex De Minaur in the next round.

And the world number 82 held his nerve to convert his fourth match point and win 3-6 1-6 6-4 7-6 (7-4) 7-5. The 32-year-old has made it to quarterfinals just twice in his career, including an appearance in last year's US Open final, where he lost to Rafael Nadal.

Five-time champion Williams is now the eighth of the top 10 seeds to be knocked out by the opening Friday.

Rodina, through to the fourth round of a Grand Slam for the first time, was 0-15 against top-20 ranked opponents before Friday's win.

Saisai ended a run of three successive first round losses at the All England Club when she beat compatriot Qiang Wang on Tuesday.

Coverage: Watch live on BBC TV, BBC iPlayer, BBC Red Button, Connected TVs and the BBC Sport website and app; Live Radio 5 live and 5 live sports extra commentary; Text commentary online.