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Del Potro sets up quarter-final showdown with Nadal

11 July 2018, 12:29 | Tracey Rhodes

Djokovic won the last of his Wimbledon titles in 2015

Djokovic won the last of his Wimbledon titles in 2015

That straight sets loss was the fifth-seeded del Potro's 10th defeat in 15 meetings against the former world number one.

This came after Federer took to channeling his inner Tendulkar while playing his fourth-round match against France's Adrian Mannarino whom he defeated 6-0, 7-5, 6-4 on Monday.

Federer, who last went to Court One in 2015 for his quarter-final win over Gilles Simon, will be playing in his 16th Wimbledon quarter-final and 53rd at all Grand Slams.

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

On No. 1 Court, three-time champion Novak Djokovic faces Karen Khachanov of Russian Federation.

Serena Williams has survived another day of Wimbledon carnage to edge ever closer to a record-equalling 24th grand slam singles crown.

Later Monday, two-time champion Rafael Nadal attempts to make the quarterfinals for the first time since he finished runner-up in 2011.

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Del Potro trails Nadal 10-5 in head-to-head meetings - his five wins all coming on hardcourts. He made it and also, in a fantastic way.' Nadal himself said: 'I am not thinking every day about that final.

Ostapenko, the 2017 French Open champion, lost her first two service games and went 5-2 down in the opening set before rallying to force a tiebreaker against her Belarussian opponent. Kerber was the runner-up at the All England Club in 2016, while 14th-seeded Kasatkina is in the last eight for the first time.

Roger Federer thinks a scheduling clash between the World Cup and Wimbledon is football's issue, and not something tennis should be worrying about.

His forward defensive stroke drew polite applause from tennis fans at the court, and a hilarious exchange on Twitter, after the official Wimbledon account sent a message to the International Cricket Council.

In the men's draw, world No.2 Federer was similarly in ruthless form, dismantling Adrian Mannarino 6-0 7-5 6-4.

Is that Sachin Tendulkar.

The legendary Swiss, eyeing a ninth title at SW19, will now await the victor of either eighth seed Kevin Anderson and Gael Monfils.

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A battle of the big servers which is likely to see plenty of baseline rallies and not much court-craft.

Williams is seeking to reclaim the title having been unable to defend her 2016 triumph due to her pregnancy.

It was very dark when they finished.

It has been seven long years since the world No.1 has reached the final eight in London.

Del Potro fell 4-1 behind in the third set after Simon broke in the third game.

Rafael Nadal reached the quarter-finals for the first time in seven years with a comfortable 6-3 6-3 6-4 win over unseeded Czech Jiri Vesely.

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