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Djokovic relegates Federer in Wimbledon quarter-final line-up

Djokovic relegates Federer in Wimbledon quarter-final line-up

Elsewhere, Roger Federer advanced to a record-extending 16th Wimbledon quarterfinal with a 6-0, 7-5, 6-4 victory over Adrian Mannarino of France.

Here's how the last eight men standing match up.

On Monday, as the light faded and the fixtures in front of him lengthened, Djokovic was denied a Centre Court appearance when Jamie Murray and Victoria Azarenka were moved there instead for what turned out to be a thrilling mixed doubles triumph. Nadal then plays Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic.

The 32-year-old became the first South African man into the last eight at the All England Club since Wayne Ferreira in 1994.

Novak Djokovic was kept waiting in the wings till after 7 pm local time before he could start swinging his racket against Russia's Karen Khachanov at Wimbledon on Monday.

On Monday, Swiss tennis star channeled his inner Tendulkar while playing his fourth-round match against France's Adrian Mannarino.

Djokovic had to play that fourth round match on the Tuesday and quarter-final on the Wednesday, when he was forced to retire against Tomas Berdych with an elbow injury.

Big-serving American John Isner continues to prosper in London's scorching conditions by making it through to the quarter finals for the first time in SW19.

"It's always like a big war for me", said Nishikori on facing Djokovic.

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The next two games went with serve and the match was well into its fifth hour when the tiebreak began.

Federer has now won 32 consecutive sets at Wimbledon as he set up a last eight encounter with either number eight seed Kevin Anderson or Gael Monfils.

She beat the ninth-seeded Williams in the third round after coming from a break down in the third set.

The world number two has also now not dropped serve since the semi-finals a year ago. Depends against who you play you have less or more chances to win.

Kei Nishikori - Nick Kyrgios's third-round vanquisher - also marched through, the Japanese superstar stopping fatiguing Latvian qualifier Ernests Gulbis 4-6 7-6 (7-5) 7-6 (12-10) 6-1 to make his first Wimbledon quarter final. Del Potro leads Simon 7-6 (1), 7-6 (5), 5-7, 0-0.

The fifth seed lost to Nadal in the Paris semi-finals last month, however.

"It's a surface that's going to allow me to come forward more", he said. He made it and also, in a fantastic way.' Nadal himself said: 'I am not thinking every day about that final. "Maybe you should ask the questions over in Russian Federation, how they're going to feel about Wimbledon being played at the same time". "It's about being smart, no?" "I knew we were both moms, and I'm not sure how often that's happened, if ever".

It won't be pretty.

Williams dropped just four games as she dispatched Rodina, hitting 30 winners in the process compared to her opponent's five. Isner has unleashed a tournament-leading 135 aces while Canadian 13th seed Raonic is in second place, having fired 117.


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