"We had a little joke about it in the locker room", Djokovic recounted, "saying we should maybe play a practice set on the Centre Court, have the crowd stay".
"I managed to impose my own rhythm and play the game I meant to play", Djokovic said at the post match press conference. "They seemed to kind of go away after a while, but if it got much worse I was wanting to stop because they're hitting you in the face when you're trying to hit the ball". The oldest, and the poster-boy for evergreen tennis these days, is Federer, who turns 36 next month.
"The person that comes to mind immediately with Novak is not a tennis player, it's actually a golfer: Tiger Woods", McEnroe said.
Long-time world number one Williams, who won this year's Australian Open while pregnant, is taking the rest of the year off to have her first child. The Serb admitted that he didn't take McEnroe's comments too seriously. "We'll see. I haven't decided myself yet", he said.
"I always say when I'm nervous, I care, which is a great thing", Federer said.
"I really don't take it in a negative way". Gulbis, who has plunged to No. 589 in the rankings because of both physical problems and poor play, powered his way to a 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 (3) success.
Edmund's forehand, rated as one of the hardest in men's tennis, was a constant menace to Monfils in the first set and the British player had two break points in a titanic ninth game but could not convert either.
Asked afterwards about the disagreement, Djokovic told the BBC: "Maybe it was not the right words to say, I apologise. No disrespect to him, and I think it's awesome, you know, but it's a little different for him", said a bemused Azarenka.
Milos Raonic, last year's runner-up at Wimbledon, advanced to the tournament's second week by beating 25th-seeded Albert Ramos-Vinolas of Spain 7-6 (3), 6-4, 7-5 with the help of 21 aces, including one to end it.
"Just took a while to shake it off".
The 14th-seeded Muguruza played cleanly and finished with 18 winners and only 10 unforced errors.
Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov gave an exhibition of his enormous talent, striding emphatically into the third round with a 6-3 6-2 6-1 win over Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis.
Elsewhere, 23rd seed John Isner lost in five sets to Israel's Dudi Sela. "I had opportunities, of course. But as the match went on, I felt like I was dictating more so from the baseline". I had enough match play in Eastbourne. "That's why I lost".
The world No.4 was given a time violation by the umpire on the third point of the match and exchanged words with a member of the crowd following a comment made to him after the incident.
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