Federer, Murray Advance to Wimby Quarters

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Federer, Murray Advance to Wimby Quarters
Roger Federer, ATP's #2 in the world, and Great Britain's own Andy Murray, ATP's #3, are priming themselves to make a run at the Wimbledon finals, where they would in fact meet one another.

Federer's tight three-set victory over Sweden's Robin Soderling, his opponent in the French Open final, sent him through to the quarterfinals yet again. Fortunately for Fed, he does not need to worry about a rematch of last year's thriller against Nadal.

Nadal withdrew due to injury after his early defeat on clay last month in the French, and Federer has not looked back.

What the former #1 in the world might worry about is the London fans cheering against him should Andy Murray be on the opposite side of the grass court.

Every time Murray enters, exits, serves the ace or closes out a match, the crowd is in near hysteria. They love this Brit and they hope he rides it all the way to a Wimby title, which would be Murray's first slam.

In the quarterfinals, Federer will meet Croatia's Ivo Karlovic, who upset #7 Fernando Verdasco in 4 sets in the round of 16. Serbia's Novak Djokovic, the world #4, faces Germany's Tommy Haas.

On the other side, Murray will face Spain's Juan Carlos Ferraro, unranked and fresh off his upset of Gilles Simon in the Sweet 16. Andy Roddick, America's last hope at Wimbledon meets Austria's Lleyton Hewitt. It's been a while for Hewitt, once a number-1 in the world. Roddick defeated Tomas Berdych in straight sets, though the Czech phenom had not lost a set in his previous three matches in the tournament.

Seven matches, seven opponents, one dream - A Wimbledon title. These eight are just three wins away from living their dream, or in Fed's case, a repeat of past success. But of course, if he wins, he will treat it as if it were his first Wimby.

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