Wimbledon 2017: Andy Murray & Johanna Konta Target Quarter-Finals

"It's important to have various different role models in the sport, players competing for the biggest events".

Konta, who is already enjoying her best run at the All England Club, meets 21st seed Caroline Garcia in the opening contest on Court One.

There are matches on two and three today that would grace Centre Court on any other day.

Murray, a serial conqueror of French opponents, tackles Benoit Paire, yet another unfathomable, talented and erratic adversary for him. He said the atmosphere was odd, as a tournament that started with 128 players in each draw comes down to the final two or four. Murray attacked behind a bold serve thumping a smash to save the second break point. Murray in just over two.

As usual, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray are playing well at Wimbledon, leading the way into Week 2.

Despite concerns of hip pain, the world No. 1 has conceded only one set (Fabio Fognini) en route to the quarterfinal. "So I'm really pleased with that", said Murray. "I d love to see that final". It's a phenomenon in the Grand Slams unique to Wimbledon and this particular Monday - "manic" Monday is apparently now the preferred descriptor, leaving The Bangles with much to answer for - looks particularly grand, featuring players with 64 Grand Slam singles crowns between them.

"I'm just here, happy to have actually made it into the second week, happy to come through three battles this week".

He was between practice sessions but was joining fellow British Olympic gold medallists like cyclist couple Jason and Laura Kenny, boxer Nicola Adams and swimmer Adam Peaty for lunch. Afterwards I was getting asked in the press: 'How do you feel about the match? So I had to play slightly differently than I would against some other guys'. That favours me. The longer the points go, probably the better chance he has to win. That's positive moving into the last few days of the tournament.' Speaking about the home crowd, Murray said he is aware some people in Great Britain don't like him playing.

Andy Murray booked his 10th straight quarter-final at Wimbledon by beating Benoit Paire but he is not used to having a compatriot for company.

Although he hit some wonderful drop shots, some of them with vicious spin that had the ball bouncing backwards or shooting off at right-angles, Paire resorted to the tactic far too frequently.

Nadal fought off two match points while down 4-5 in the fifth set, and did it again while trailing 9-10 before Muller prevailed.

"It's a great opportunity, every single time you step on the court, to grow, to learn something more about yourself".

"So it's never easy to know if he's injured or not but, if he is, then he DEFINITELY has no problem once he's 100 per cent".

"I played him past year in Monte Carlo, and it was the same guy against me (yesterday)".

She said women have equal prize money so they should have equal representation on Centre Court and Court One. But, of course, these victories give me a lot of confidence, also on this surface.

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