It was not the first time Wimbledon had dissolved into a chorus `oohs` and `aahs` at the brilliance of Roger Federer but the Swiss ringmaster almost outdid himself when he flashed his racquet between his legs to lob Sam Querrey on Thursday.
Sam Querrey of the United States, the 12th seed, will face Uzbekistan`s Denis Istomin, the world number 92, in the final of the Wimbledon warm-up tournament in Nottingham after both came through their semi-finals on Friday.
French Open champion Stan Wawrinka gave short shrift to Nick Kyrgios`s claims that his 6-3, 6-4 victory in the Queen`s Club first round on Tuesday was the result of the Australian`s physical and mental fatigue.
India's Leander Paes and South Africa's Raven Klaasen entered the second round of the Australian Open doubles tennis tournament beating American pair of Scott Lipsky and Rajeev Ram 6-4, 7-6 (6) here on Wednesday.
Two-time champion John Isner made it safely into the quarter-finals of the ATP hardcourt tournament at Winston-Salem on Wednesday, where compatriot Sam Querrey toppled second-seeded Kevin Anderson in straight sets.