Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal And Novak Djokovic Face Wimbledon Centre Court Dilemma

Wimbledon set for 'Manic Monday' as 4th round starts

Wimbledon set for 'Manic Monday' as 4th round starts

Defending champion Roger Federer outclassed France's Adrian Mannarino to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals without dropping a set.

Federer came out firing in the opener and subsequently dismantled Mannarino in a bagel set that lasted just 16 minutes. "For me, I'm very happy to be back in the second week".

Now 36, Federer has since supplanted Sampras as Wimbledon's greatest male champion and appears poised to extend his record eight singles titles at the All England Club, gliding from one round to the next, yet to lose a set or his serve through four rounds of play. "I always enjoy playing against him", said Nishikori, who has beaten the Serb just twice in 15 meetings.

"You can't plan for them anyway".

Anderson said nerves played a factor in that loss and while they will be present against Federer he now uses that energy in a positive way. With a 9th Wimbledon title on the cards, Federer looks in ruthless form and has now won 32 consecutive sets to reach the last 8 of the competition.

And all on a surgically-repaired knee.

"I didn't think that was ever going to happen, to be honest."
He edged Gael Monfils 7-6 (4), 7-6 (2), 5-7, 7-6 (4), to whom he held a 0-5 head-to-head record entering the match.

Novak Djokovic won his battle to be promoted to Centre Court billing for Wednesday's quarter-finals, forcing eight-time champion Roger Federer off the sport's most famous arena for the first time in three years.

Federer and Nadal are favorites to meet in Sunday's final - 10 years after their epic 2008 showdown - but Wilander believes Del Potro could throw a spanner in the works.

"The overall goal is try to win the tournament".

"I think it's a pretty exciting opportunity to play Federer here at Wimbledon", Anderson, who has served 96 aces in four rounds, told reporters. "I've been in this position and situation before many times".

"I guess there are other factors that play in".

The road to recovery following elbow surgery has been rocky for Djokovic, but there were signs of a revival during the clay-court season, which included a run to the French Open quarter-finals, while this rebirth was all-but confirmed with his display at Queen's last month. In 2012, 2013, I was not able to compete.

Novak Djokovic's clash with Kei Nishikori and Rafael Nadal's duel with Juan Martin del Potro share the Centre Court limelight.

In a match suspended from Monday night due to darkness with the Argentine star two sets to one ahead, Del Potro sealed victory on a fifth match point after nearly four and a half hours of action on Court Two.

He is also the first Japanese man to reach the quarter-finals since Shuzo Matsuoka in 1995.

"Certainly I'd love to have Trump come watch me", Isner said after beating the Greek teenager Stefanos Tsitsipas in the fourth round.

Should No. 103 Mackenzie McDonald defeat former runner-up Milos Raonic later Monday, it will be the first time since 2000 that two men outside the top 100 have made the Wimbledon quarterfinals.

Rafael Nadal is in the quarterfinals at Wimbledon for the first time since 2011.