Rafael Nadal joins Roger Federer in Wimbledon quarter-finals

Djokovic won the last of his Wimbledon titles in 2015

With Kevin Anderson taking nearly three and a half hours to tame French showman Gael Monfils in the previous match, Djokovic knew he had about two hours of daylight left if he wanted to avoid coming back on Tuesday's rest day to finish off the contest. Legendary boxing promoter Don King was brought in to hype up the contest - using the moniker "Grapple in the Apple".

Like Nadal, who could strike Djokovic in the semis, Federer hasn't dropped during his charge to a 16th Wimbledon quarter-final, nearly surely a staggering record that will never be surpassed. The upset serves as a reminder that in sport, match-ups can not be cherry-picked in advance. That's a decision that should please Djokovic, who told Serbian media on Monday that he was unhappy about playing all but one of his matches this year away from Centre Court.

Two of those men have experience in doing precisely that.

Yet the 22-year-old, playing in the last 16 for the second successive grand slam, saw his hopes severely hindered by mistakes and a sliced forehand wide gave Djokovic a pair of break points - only one of which he needed.

Nadal, like Federer yet to drop a set, routed world number 93 Vesely on the eve of the Czech player's 25th birthday. That variety and injection of pace made Mannarino so unsure of his game and like I've said many times before Fed's brand of tennis is just so unique.

Juan Martin del Potro set up a Wimbledon quarter-final clash against Rafael Nadal when he downed Gilles Simon of France 7-6 (7/1), 7-6 (7/5), 5-7, 7-6 (7/5) on Tuesday. Philipp Kohlschreiber, who lost to Anderson in Wimbledon's third round, said " if he believes (he can) beat Roger on grass, I think he can do it, because the game is big". I am not saying I am not excited to play against Roger in the final.

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Federer will next play another South African eighth seed Kevin Anderson. "Of course, it's important for me to be in these quarter-finals".

Roger Federer suggested a clash between the World Cup final and the Wimbledon men's singles final may be more of a concern for those in Russian Federation rather than competitors at SW19. "That it happened to be in straights, it helps me for to save energy for the rest of the tournament".

The big-hitting Argentine has been reaching the business end of slams on a consistent basis recently and will be aiming to reach the semi-finals for the third time in his last four majors.

She will face No. 12 Jelena Ostapenko on Thursday for a berth in the final.

The 13th-seeded Julia Goerges of Germany has reached her first Grand Slam quarterfinal and faces former French Open semifinalist Kiki Bertens, who has also reached the last eight at Wimbledon for the first time.

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