Cricketing heroes Sanga and Boycott in Royal Box
Famous faces from the world of sport traditionally take centre stage
on Centre Court on the middle Saturday of the Wimbledon Championships.
The Royal Box was packed with stars from the worlds of rugby, cricket,
golf, football, boxing and, of course, tennis. Here are some of those
lucky enough to be invited to watch Roger Federer, Petra Kivitova and
Andy Murray chase their Wimbledon dreams. Here Kumar Sangakkara
gesturing while Geoffrey Boycott are in the Royal Box at Wimbledon
Federer reaches last 16
Seven-time champion Roger Federer defeated big-serving Australian Sam
Groth to reach the Wimbledon last 16 on Saturday while Dustin Brown, the
conqueror of Rafael Nadal returned to earth with a bump.
Second seed Federer clinched a 6-4, 6-4, 6-7 (5/7), 6-2 victory over
world number 69 Groth who fired a 147mph ace in the third game.
Federer will next face Spanish 20th seed Roberto Bautista Agut for a
place in the quarter-finals. “I am very happy. It has been a hot week
the first week but thankfully I have had easy matches going through
without too many long four or five setters,” said Federer.