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Live Tennis Scores, Wimbledon 2016, Day 8: Roger Federer takes the first set 6-2 against Steve Johnson


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Roger Federer opens ‘Manic Monday’ on Center Court against Steve Johnson who looks to ‘do a Sam Querrey’. Next up are Serena Williams against Svetlana Kuznetsova followed by the headline act of Nick Kyrgios facing Briton Andy Murray. Expect a battle between Richard Gasket and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga – last on Court 1. Amongst the Indians, Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna begin their mixed doubles campaigns with Martina Hingis and Anastasia Rodionova respectively. Bopanna is involved in doubles too and so is Sania Mirza with Hingis. Catch live scores, updates from Day 8 of Wimbledon.

Live Tennis Scores and Updates

1827 hrs IST: Nishikori retires on No 2 Court at 1-6, 1-5 vs Cilic. The Croat faces the winner of Federer/Johnson

1825 hrs IST: On Court 1, Madison Keys has taken the first set 7-6 vs Simona Halep

1819 hrs IST: Early break! Johnson misses the volley and fails to hold serve. Federer goes 3-1 up in the second set

1816 hrs IST: Federer stands tall near the net and hits a sharp backhand volley to seal the point. He has been very good near the net today, and has not backed away from charging it

1811 hrs IST: Bopanna-Mergea lose the second set 3-6. They won the first 6-2, and are 3-2 up in the third at the moment

1804 hrs IST: Elsewhere, Nihikori is struggling against Cilic. He lost the first set 1-6, and is 0-1 behind in the second

1803 hrs IST: Johnson hits one long, and Federer takes the first set 6-2

1800 hrs IST: Federer holds serve to consolidate his position in the first set. Johnson, 2-5 down, is now serving to stay alive in the set

1756 hrs IST: Federer moves into fourth gear to break Johnson early, move 4-2 up in 1st set

1754 hrs IST: Radwanska pockets the second set 7-5 to level the fourth round contest against Cibulkova 1-1

1750 hrs IST: Federer saves two break points to hold serve. Johnson tested the Swiss maestro in the game

1748 hrs IST: And, Edberg’s in the house

1746 hrs IST: Federer and Johnson continue to trade holds in the first set. Locked at 2-2

1742 hrs IST: Elsewhere, Radwanska saves a match point to make it 5-5 in 2nd set vs Cibulkova

1741 hrs IST: Johnson responds with a good hold to level the first set against Federer 1-1

1740 hrs IST: Cilic vs Nishikori is also underway on Court 2

1737 hrs IST: Federer starts with a comfortable serve to get on the board in the first set

1735 hrs IST: The pair of Bopanna and Mergea win 1st set vs Kontinen-Peers 6-2

1734 hrs IST: The roof is off, bright sunshine and ideal conditions to watch and play tennis in London. Both players are warming up for the clash

1730 hrs IST: Roger Federer arrives on Centre Court for his fourth round contest

1723 hrs IST: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova is through with a  6-3 6-3 win over Coco Vandeweghe

1717 hrs IST: Kerber ends Misaki Doi’s dream run with 6-3 6-1 win. She becomes the first quarter-finalist with the clinical win

1714 hrs IST: She’s hanging on! Radwanska seals her second consecutive game to move 3-2 up in the second set

1710 hrs IST: Radwanska breaks back to level the second set 2-2. Quality game!

1706 hrs IST: The pace of the game is being dominated by Cibulkova so far. She is serving well, and her powerful array of shots are testing Radwanska

1704 hrs IST: Cibulkova breaks Radwanska early in the second too. She’s on top here

1657 hrs IST: Cibulkova using her angles with precision, and she’s not compromising her power while doing that

1653 hrs IST: Scream of joy and Cibulkova takes the first set against Radwanska 6-3

1651 hrs IST: Elsewhere, Angelique Kerber pockets the first set against Misaki Doi 6-3

1650 hrs IST: Radwanska holds, and hangs on. She needs a special game now to break Cibulkova

1649 hrs IST: Ruthless tennis from the two ladies as they continue to exchange powerful shots

1647 hrs IST: With another Cibulkova hold, Radwanska, 2-5 down, is now serving to stay alive in the first set

1640 hrs IST: Radwanska holds serve to reduce Cibulkova’s lead. Healthy crowd, and we are in for explosive games from the two

1637 hrs IST: Cibulkova is generating impressive power with her forehands. She is repeatedly targeting Radwanska’s backhand

1632 hrs IST: From 0-30 down on serve, Cibulkova powers back to pocket the game and take a decent lead. She’s up 4-1

1628 hrs IST: And she converts! Cibulkova breaks Radwanska early in the first set to go 3-1 up

1627 hrs IST: Cibulkova earns two break points early in the set with an incredible backhand drop shot

1624 hrs IST: ‘Maniac Monday’ is underway and there’s a long queue of spectators

1622 hrs IST: Cibulkova holds serve with an impressive play at the net. It’s 2-1 in her favour

1617 hrs IST: Radwanska and Cibulkova exchange holds to make it 1-1 in the opening set on Court 3

1610 hrs IST: Agnieszka Radwanska is up against Dominika Cibulkova in the fourth round contest. Also in action is Angelique Kerber who is facing Misaki Doi

The build-up

Johnson inspired by Sam Querrey for Roger Federer clash

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Steve Johnson says he will draw inspiration from doubles partner Sam Querrey as he attempts to pull off a second huge upset at this year’s Wimbledon, against Roger Federer on Monday.

Kyrgios must avoid physical battle against Murray, says Hewitt

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Nick Kyrgios has the weapons to beat Andy Murray in their Wimbledon fourth-round clash on Monday but must play the match on his own terms, according to former champion Lleyton Hewitt.

Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis comfortably into third round

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Top seeds Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis breezed into the women’s third round with a 6-3, 6-1 win over the Japanese pairing of Eri Hozumi and Miyu Kato at the Wimbledon championships on Sunday.