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Wimbledon: Federer, Nadal, Djokovic advance to quarter finals

Wimbledon: Federer, Nadal, Djokovic advance to quarter finals

Ten years have passed since Federer and Nadal played out their epic Wimbledon final, with the duo who are still reigning supreme at the top of the men's game well into their 30s firm favourites to meet again for the first time on a grass court since that iconic game this Sunday.

Federer defeated Frenchman Adrian Mannarino 6-0, 7-5, 6-4 to reach his 16th Wimbledon quarter-final.

The eight-time champion earned his latest win with maximum efficiency on Centre Court, particularly during a 16-minute first set, where the top-seeded Federer lost just five points.

And even if this didn't work out for Wimbledon, it would pay off for my second priority, would be the US Open, so it's more to do with the rest of the season and the next season.' What does he do in such long breaks from tennis? 'I train extremely hard on my fitness. "I'm telling myself, 'Why didn't I break the first game of the second?'"

Three-time champion Djokovic, seeded 12, will next face Japan's 24th seed Kei Nishikori. The 27-year-old Canadian, runner-up to Andy Murray in 2016, triumphed 6-3, 6-4, 6-7 (5/7), 6-2.

The 36-year-old is more renowned for defending tennis titles than forward defences, but this dexterous left-handed shot displayed his innate sporting talent. Asked if he had expected to be switched to Centre, where matches can go on till 11pm under floodlights, the three-times Wimbledon champion said: "Of course, it's always an option".

The world number one looked impressive in overcoming Jiri Vesely 6-3 6-3 6-4.




But there was no stopping the Serb once he made it on to Court One as he romped to a 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 win to reach the quarter-finals for a 10th time.

He is also the first Japanese man to reach the quarter-finals since Shuzo Matsuoka in 1995. I think people can see that and can feel that.

The Russian qualifier and Williams are the last of six mothers who began this tournament, and she told the WTA website: "I know how tough it is to come back to tennis after having your first child".

Elsewhere in fourth round action, Dominika Cibulkova launched a scathing attack on Wimbledon's officials after a line call controversy marred her 6-4, 6-1 win against Taiwan's Hsieh Su-Wei.

Del Potro saved two break points in the sixth game, a deft chip from the baseline that dipped over the net followed by a forehand victor, before taking the opening set in a 7-1 tiebreak. Del Potro leads Simon 7-6 (1), 7-6 (5), 5-7, 0-0.

The women's quarterfinals are Tuesday, with Williams vs. Camila Giorgi, two-time major champion Angelique Kerber vs.