It was Manic Monday in Wimbledon and the name once again fulfilled its promises, bringing its lot of surprises, both in the gentlemen’s draw as in the ladies’.

On the men’s side, Gilles Simon ousted sixth seed and 2010 finalist Tomas Berdych in a comfortable 6-3, 6-3, 6-2 triumph to reach the second Grand Slam quarter-finals of his career (the first was at the 2009 Australian Open). Vasek Pospisil advances to his first major quarter-finals after upsetting [22] Viktor Troicki 4-6, 6-7(4), 6-4, 6-3, 6-3, thus becoming the third Canadian man in history to reach the last eight or better of a Grand Slam (joining Robert Powell – in the early 1900s – and Milos Raonic), and came very close to achieving the same feat in doubles. However, he and Jack Sock, the tournament’s defending doubles champions, bowed out 8-6 in the fifth set against Jamie Murray and John Peers.

If Roger Federer (comfortably against Roberto Bautista Agut), Andy Murray (who dropped a set against an inspired Ivo Karlovic), and Stan Wawrinka (in three highly disputed sets against David Goffin) advanced, one match remains to be completed, as Novak Djokovic is attempting to complete a 0-2 comeback against Kevin Anderson, an encounter that was suspended due to darkness.

In the women’s draw, Coco Vandeweghe reached the quarter-finals of a Grand Slam for the first time in her career after upsetting sixth seed and French Open runner-up Lucie Safarova in straight sets.

The great moments also continued for Timea Bacsinszky, Madison Keys, and Garbiñe Muguruza, whereas Serena unsurprisingly had the better of her sister, Venus.

Thus stand the quarter-finals:

Gentlemen

  • [1] Novak Djokovic vs [9] Marin Cilic
  • [4] Stan Wawrinka vs [21] Richard Gasquet
  • [2] Roger Federer vs [12] Gilles Simon
  • [3] Andy Murray vs Vasek Pospisil

Ladies

  • [1] Serena Williams vs [23] Victoria Azarenka
  • [4] Maria Sharapova vs Coco Vandeweghe
  • [20] Garbiñe Muguruza vs [15] Timea Bacsinszky
  • [13] Agnieszka Radwanska vs [21] Madison Keys