London - Fifth seed Stanislas Wawrinka needed only 87 minutes to breeze
through his delayed third round match against Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin
on Monday, but faces a punishing upcoming schedule.
fifth seed won 6-3 6-3 6-4, conserving energy for a possible three
matches in three days or five in seven should he reach his first
The match was originally scheduled for Saturday but sustained rain meant organisers cancelled it.
dominated the rallies with his superior groundstrokes, particularly his
elegant one-handed backhand which looked in fine fettle.
Australian Open Champion blazed away with 33 winners and converted four
of the five break points as he reached the fourth round for the first
time since 2009.
He will play either American John Isner or Feliciano Lopez of Spain for a place in the quarter-finals.
Wimbledon results on Monday, the seventh day of the 2014 championships at the All England Club (x denotes seeded player):
Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI x5) bt Denis Istomin (UZB) 6-3, 6-3, 6-4
Kei Nishikori (JPN x10) bt Simone Bolelli (ITA) 3-6, 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (7/4), 6-4
Lucie Safarova (CZE x23) bt Tereza Smitkov (CZE) 6-0, 6-2
Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) bt Caroline Wozniacki (DEN x16) 6-2, 7-5
Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) bt Madison Keys (USA) 7-6 (9/7), 6-6 - retired