Fading light meant his tie against Adrian Mannarino was moved to Tuesday after Gilles Muller's win over Rafael Nadal finished late on Court One.
The 8th game turned out to be the longest of the match, Mannarino wasted 3 game points and he got broken in the end, as Novak sealed the set by 6-2.
Three-time champion Novak Djokovic admitted on Saturday that he has rediscovered his passion for tennis after making the Wimbledon fourth round for the 10th time. But the French refused to back down, and both players ended in a tiebreak. But I was hearing a lot of comments from the other players. "He knows and understands the big matches".
"I tried different things". He has the big game, big serve and forehand and hits the ball very flat.
"I just always felt like I have to keep trying", said Williams, who repeatedly took advantage of Ostapenko's second serves at around 70 miles per hour (110 kph).
Muller has had an fantastic year so far, winning his first ever tour title at the start of the year in Brisbane, and backing that up with the title in 's-Hertogenbosch and reaching the semi=-final at Queen's. "She's just a tremendous champion, and I feel very, very humbled, and I'm very excited to share the court with her again". "The more you play on it, the worse it actually gets, unfortunately". Rafa stepped it up in the third and the fourth set.
'I'm glad it's all done and looking forward to the next one.
"I just didn't see any logic in not playing us on the Centre Court". Got a few of them.
"The first one was 20 years ago?" "That's all I felt like". I was at Love-30, 15-30, 30-All.
"I had a really tough time", Rybarikova said, "and right now, I'm here, and everything paid off". I had a couple match points. In the last five matches of Novak Djokovic, he won all the matches.
Djokovic had been limbering up for the match during the evening, indicating he believed there was a good chance of it being played. I'm not sure what the score was today.
"I haven't dropped a set yet on grass this season either here or in Eastbourne".
But nevertheless, this episode is over, and we are going to talk about the match.
The unique nature of Manic Monday has come under some press scrutiny over the weekend and on Monday.
Berdych will have had a day more to rest up for the match as Djokovic and Mannarino were scheduled to have played their last-16 match on Monday.
Djokovic will be seeking his 39th Grand Slam quarterfinal berth, and ninth at Wimbledon, while Mannarino never has been that far at any major. Moving the match would have created a significant safety issue'. In that match, Novak Djokovic won against Adrian Mannarino.
The capacity on Centre Court is a little under 15,000 seats.
No. 6 Johanna Konta at Centre Court; and 2016 French Open champion Garbine Muguruza vs. two-time major champion Svetlana Kuznetsova, then 24th-seeded CoCo Vandeweghe of the USA vs. Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia.