At a glance

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - WIMBLEDON -

LOOKAHEAD TO TO­DAY A Wim­ble­don-record five men older than 30 will play in the quar­ter­fi­nals, led by 35-year-old Roger Fed­erer, who is bid­ding for a record eighth ti­tle at the All Eng­land Club. Fed­erer’s op­po­nent is Mi­los Raonic — the third time in four years they’ll face each other at the tour­na­ment. Fed­erer beat Raonic in the 2014 semi­fi­nals, then lost to him in last year’s semi­fi­nals. “Roger’s been the best player, I think, this year, hands down, when he’s been on court,” said the sixth-seeded Raonic, a Cana­dian who was the 2016 run­ner-up to Andy Mur­ray at Wim­ble­don. “But it’s not about six months or what­not. It comes down to [to­day], one day, so I’ve just got to try to find a way to try to be bet­ter on that day.” The Fed­erer- Raonic win­ner will take on ei­ther three-time cham­pion No­vak Djokovic, 30, or 2010 run­ner-up To­mas Berdych, 31, in the semi­fi­nals. Djokovic, who owns a 252 ca­reer head-to-head record against Berdych, had a trainer mas­sage his right shoul­der dur­ing his fourth-round vic­tory over Adrian Man­nar­ino, so it will be im­por­tant to see how that part of his body holds up in the quar­ter­fi­nal round. In the other half of the draw, two-time cham­pion Mur­ray, 30, takes on 24th-seeded Amer­i­can Sam Quer­rey, who has never been to a semi­fi­nal in any ma­jor tour­na­ment. The other quar­ter­fi­nal matches 2014 U.S. Open cham­pion Marin Cilic against 16th-seeded Gilles Muller, 34,

who held on to knock off Rafael Nadal 15-13 in the fifth set of a fourth-round marathon match that lasted more than 4½ hours Mon­day. TO­DAY’S FORE­CAST Cloudy with a slight chance of rain, High of 75 de­grees TUES­DAY’S WEATHER Rain with a high of 66 de­grees

TUES­DAY’S RE­SULTS Men’s fourth round: No. 2 No­vak Djokovic beat Adrian Man­nar­ino 6-2, 7-6 (5), 6-4. Women’s quar­ter­fi­nals: No. 6 Jo­hanna Konta beat No. 2 Si­mona Halep 6-7 (2), 7-6 (5), 6-4; No. 14 Gar­bine Mugu­ruza beat No. 7 Svet­lana Kuznetsova 6- 3, 6-4; No. 10 Venus Wil­liams beat No. 13 Je­lena Ostapenko 6-3, 7-5; Mag­dalena Ry­barikova knock out No. 24 CoCo Van­deweghe 6-3, 6-3. THURS­DAY’S WOMEN’S SEMI­FI­NALS

Wil­liams vs. Konta, Mugu­ruza vs. Ry­barikova. STAT OF THE DAY 39 — Years since a Bri­tish woman reached the Wim­ble­don semi­fi­nals un­til Konta this year. In 1978, Vir­ginia Wade was the run­ner-up. Wade, who sat in the Royal Box for Konta’s quar­ter­fi­nal vic­tory, was the last Bri­tish women’s cham­pion at the All Eng­land Club, in 1977. QUOTE OF THE DAY “I would never, ever be­lieve I could be in the semi­fi­nal be­fore this tour­na­ment.” — Ry­barikova, who is ranked 87th and had never been past the third round in 35 pre­vi­ous Grand Slam ap­pear­ances.

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