Wimbledon 2018 Day 6 Tennis Highlights: Three-time champion Novak Djokovic overcame a slow start and a partisan crowd to book a place in the second week, beating British number one Kyle Edmund 4-6 6-3 6-2 6-4 in just under three hours. The Serb will next face Russian Karen Khachanov for the first time for a place in the quarter-finals. Edmund’s defeat means no British singles player has reached the second week at Wimbledon for the first time since 2007. Fourth seed Alexander Zverev continues to fall short at Grand Slams as the German was knocked out by world number 138 Ernests Gulbis 7-6(2) 4-6 5-7 6-3 6-0 in the third round. (Reuters)
Wimbledon 2018 Day 6 Tennis Highlights
On Day 5, the top-10 seeds in women's singles continue to tumble but there was little carnage on the men's side. Eight-time champion Roger Federer continued his easy progress through the draw by running his Wimbledon streak to 29 consecutive sets. Kevin Anderson and John Isner - the highest-ranked American man, he'd never before reached the fourth round at the grass-court major - won in straight sets, while Sam Querrey was eliminated 5-7, 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 by Gael Monfils. On the women's side, Serena Williams won in straight sets and she is now the only woman left in the draw who has won the trophy at the All England Club, after her older sister, five-time champion Venus, lost to Kiki Bertens 6-2, 6-7 (5), 8-6, joining defending champion Garbine Muguruza, two-time winner Petra Kvitova and 2004 champ Maria Sharapova as Week 1 departures. And the number of remaining top-10 seeds is down to two after Venus and Madison Keys - beaten 7-5, 5-7, 6-4 by Evgeniya Rodina - were sent home. Only Simona Halep and Karolina Pliskova are still around from the top 10.