Federer cruises, Djokovic in deep trouble

Roger Federer sailed into the fourth round of Wimbledon on Friday, while World No 1 Novak Djokovic finds himself two sets down in his rain-interrupted match against Sam Querrey.

It was another day of frequent weather disruptions at SW19, with only a handful of men's and women's singles matches able to be completed.

Federer was one of the lucky ones, able to get through his third-round match against Daniel Evans under the protection of the Centre Court roof.

Just days after beating qualifier Marcus Willis, the Swiss ace dispatched another British hopeful in Evans, wrapping up a routine 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 victory in just under 90 minutes.

Federer raced to 4-0 leads in both the first and second sets, hitting just 11 unforced errors in total and giving his opponent very little room to breathe.

He then went on another five-game winning run in the third set from 0-1 down to wrap up the victory in quick time and advance to the second week of Wimbledon for the 14th time in his career.

In stark contrast, top-ranked Djokovic currently finds himself in dire straits against American Sam Querrey, who stunned everyone by opening up a two-set lead over the Grand Slam-chasing Serbian before play was called off for the evening.

Querrey leads Djokovic 7-6 (8-6), 6-1, and is just one set away from a huge upset victory, one that would see Djokovic's calendar Grand Slam dreams go up in smoke.

A tight first set stayed on serve with no break points on offer until the 11th game, when Querrey earned all of four but was unable to convert any of them.

He would set up three opportunities more in the tie-break, finally converting the third to go one set up, and then stunned Djokovic with two consecutive breaks of serve in the second set to race into a commanding lead two-set, clinching the second set with an ace.

Also advancing late on Friday was Australian Nick Kyrgios, who survived an epic five-set battle against Germany's Dustin Brown, eventually triumphing 6-7 (3-7), 6-1, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4.

The match endured several rain delays before finally coming to an end after two hours and 11 minutes.

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