'Physically I'm not fighting anything like a year ago with my knee.
That left Murray serving for the match and he sealed victory thanks to a long Paire forehand, extending his winning run against French opponents to 26.
The best tennis players take part in all of these different tournaments, and their results in one influence their image for next one, regarding global champions such as Roger Federer but also rising names such Petra Kvitovva.
Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic both hit the deck during their respective straight sets win over Mischa Zverev and Ernests Gulbis on Saturday.
Konta's eminent sensibleness and unruffled attitude in the face of all this hoopla bodes well and on No.1 Court, she faces a French opponent, Caroline Garcia, who's known all about the difficulties of being saddled with great expectations in her homeland.
"I'm not impressed by the decision", said Diane Clayton, a fan from nearby Woking sitting on the hill. I play, for sure, my best tennis. "I don't know how to describe it". It's been pretty hot, extreme conditions. I was happy about that."The first man to reach the quarterfinals was Marin Cilic".
Murray played score and situation with more clarity and care, defended vigorously in draining 43 errors from Paire, attacked effectively at times-winning 17 of 25 net points-and served sharply when facing break-point deficits. They played this year at the Australian Open, in the third round, and Murray won it, 6-4, 6-2, 6-4. The Scot prevailed in three sets in the fourth round of the 2016 Monte Carlo Masters.
Paire broke Murray twice in successive games in the first set which ended up going to a tiebreak that the top seed won comfortably. The defeat follows her first-round...
Murray and Paire are second up on Centre Court at around 3 p.m. BST (10 a.m. ET) after Venus Williams, the 10th seed, and 27th-seeded Ana Konjuh of Croatia.
Kuznetsova chipped in, saying: "Some matches I thought, I didn't deserve to play on Court 12, but I did play there".
Konta, who was born in Sydney to Hungarian parents and moved to the United Kingdom when she was 14, will next face second seed Simona Halep.
Men's doubles 3rd round: (16) Oliver Marach (Aut) & Mate Pavic (Cro) bt Jay Clarke (Gbr) & Marcus Willis (Gbr) 6-3 6-4 7-6 (7-3), (1) Henri Kontinen (Fin) & John Peers (Aus) bt Hugo Nys (Fra) & Antonio Sancic (Cro) 6-3 3-6 6-1 6-4, (4) Lukasz Kubot (Pol) & Marcelo Melo (Bra) bt (14) Florin Mergea (Rom) & Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi (Pak) 6-7 (3-7) 4-6 6-1 6-4 6-2. "He serves big, he goes for his shots and he's not an easy guy to come up against".
"The more you play on it, the worse it is". Much more of this and we will learn that President Macron and First Minister Sturgeon have bilaterally chose to suspend the Auld Alliance.
Mighty Federer beat the young Bulgarian hope Grigor Dimitrov 6-4, 6-2.
Dimitrov has always been compared to Federer with their similar style of play, including effective one-handed back-hands. The more rallies he can keep to five shots and under, the more likely he is to win.
Still, Djokovic has looked in excellent form at these championships, and if he carries the momentum from his win over Mannarino into the showdown with Berdych, he'll be too good.
"He's in the prime of his career you would think right now". I haven't read it so I don't know what the finished article is like but it's good that she's telling her side of the story because not everyone is aware what parents have to do to give their kids the best chance of making it in what they want to do. I think I can do something good against him. Embed from Getty Images With his full beard and swashbuckling style Benoit Paire, whose Gallic shrug when things go against him plays to every stereotype, could be plucked straight from the pages of a...
"We'll see on the shoulder".
"It's going to be interesting to see what they're going to do with the courts". That second round meeting in 2005 was a chastening experience for Nadal as Muller beat him in four sets.