The day 7 marked the end of the Round of 16 of Wimbledon 2017.
This distinguished tournament is mainly known for some great enticing matches. The same was delivered from the tournament on Manic Monday as some great upsets have surged, both in men and women’s singles.
The day on centre court started with Venus Williams playing the Croatian, Ana Konjuh. Williams seemed to dictate the play from the start as if she were in a hurry to finish the game. In just an hour and 5 min, the Amercian managed to see off her competition in Ana Konjuh in a straight set victory, 6-3 6-2.
Next up was the match of the tournament so far as Gilles Muller successfully surged an upset in beating the top seed, Rafael Nadal. The match was a complete thriller as the 2 men battled for more than 4 hours to decide their fate. Muller had a dominant start after he took a 2-0 lead over Nadal.
But a resilient Nadal took the match to a deciding 5th set after winning the next 2 sets. The deciding set was a complete thriller as both men exchanged wins with altering wins from their respective serves.
Muller was strong at his serves with more than 25 aces and combined with his excellent net-play, he didn’t give the Spaniard a chance to recover from his shot.
The game was totally entertaining and a well-deserved win for Muller as he won 6-3 6-4 3-6 4-6 15-13.
Even Federer and the defending champion were in play on day 7 against Grigor Dimitrov and Benoit Paire respectively. Both the players won the match on a good note with straight set wins. Murray won 7-6 6-4 6-4 while Federer managed to get off a tough opponent in Grigor Dimitrov in a 6-4 6-2 6-4 win.
Federer is now eyeing his 8th Wimbledon title that would ultimately lead to a record number of 19 Grand Slam singles title.
Speaking of Women’s singles, the World No. 1 Angelique Kerber, Victoria Azarenka and Caroline Garcia were the most notable players to be shown the exit door by their opponents.
Angelique Kerber had been surged an upset upon by the Spaniard, Garbine Muguruza who saw her off in 3 set victory 4-6 6-4 6-4.
While on the other hand, Simona Halep easily ended Azarenka’s run with a straight set win 7-6 6-2.
Dominic Thiem and Alexander Zverev, the two dark horses of the race were also thrown out of the race after a toiling 5 set victory by Tomas Berdych and Milos Raonic over them respectively.