In a press conference in Wimbledon, Rafael Nadal reflected on his, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic's dominance. The Spaniard said: “What we achieved in the Grand Slams, in tennis in general, during the last 14, 15 years is something special.
To have three players that achieved that much in the same moment is something difficult to repeat. But here we are. Of course, somebody is going to beat us or we are going to leave because we are not young anymore”. Meanwhile, another former world no.
1, Serena Williams said she felt satisfied with her straight-set win over Julia Goerges. The American player, who prevailed 6-3, 6-4, said: “I just need to keep it up. Each match for me really counts. I haven't had a tremendous amount.
Literally each match counts for me. It's just keep going, doing what I'm doing in practice hopefully. I think I play pretty good when I'm calm, but also super intense, just finding the balance in between there. So it's a hard balance to find because sometimes when I'm too calm, I don't have enough energy.
Still trying to find that balance." On Manic Monday, Williams defeated Carla Suarez Navarro in the fourth round 6-2, 6-2. In the quarter-finals, she will face compatriot Alison Riske. Riske upset world no. 1 Ashleigh Barty 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 in the fourth round.
Meanwhile speaking of Federer, Matteo Berrettini said: "I kind of stop cheering for him when I saw myself in the -- I didn't remember which tournament, but I saw his name and then my name in the draw. So it was, like, now I'm playing same tournament, so I cannot cheer for him (smiling). But, yeah, I grow up looking at him. So for sure it's gonna be one of the dream."