Rafael Nadal joins Roger Federer in Wimbledon quarter-finals


I served well when I needed to.

It was very dark when they finished.

It will be Djokovic's 41st appearance in a Grand Slam quarterfinal and he will start favorite against Nishikori who will be in his first last-eight at the All England Club.

Djokovic has beaten the Japanese 24th seed in 13 of their 15 meetings. "I was inspired. I wanted to play exactly like him and do the same results".

"I feel like a lot of aspects of my game can give him a lot of trouble", said Anderson, the first South African man in the Wimbledon quarter-finals since Wayne Ferreira in 1994.

The eight-time champion is scheduled to play Wednesday's quarterfinal against Kevin Anderson on No. 1 Court - his first match away from Wimbledon's showcase venue since 2015.

When he lost his 2016 semi-final to Milos Raonic, Federer feared his career may be over after seriously injuring his knee in an on-court tumble.

On Wednesday on Centre Court, he will start as underdog against Nadal, the 17-time major victor who is in the quarter-finals at Wimbledon for the first time since 2011 when he went on to finish runner-up. So, too, is 19-year-old Denis Shapovalov of Canada.

BBC reports that the top seed is bidding for a joint record ninth singles title to draw level with Martina Navratilova. And in the pressure cooker of Centre Court on Saturday, he dismissed Edmund in four sets - silencing the crowd with a display of true grit.

But he is hoping to return and win over the All England Club faithful.

He achieved that feat back in 2005 and 2006 when he won his third and fourth Wimbledon crowns. "I'm a perfectionist. I always find something wrong".

Federer responded to Tendulkar later in the day, saying that he is ready to take notes right now and there is no need to wait till the end of the tournament.

With Angelique Kerber also having made the last four, it is the first time two German women will play in the Wimbledon semifinals since 1931.

Garbine Muguruza, Maria Sharapova, Simona Halep, Petra Kvitova, Venus Williams, Caroline Wozniacki and Sloane Stephens have all been eliminated already.

The 11-time French Open champion beat Jiri Vesely 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 on Centre Court on Monday and has yet to drop a set in this tournament.

He eventually finished off world number 53 Simon in the match's third tiebreak to move into his second Wimbledon quarter-final where twice champion Nadal is waiting.

Meanwhil, world number 26, Mannarino raised his game in the following two sets.

Cibulkova overcame a delay caused by a controversial decision from the umpire to advance to the quarterfinals with a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Hsieh Su-Wei.

Mannarino was nevertheless able to frustrate his illustrious rival in the third set, even threatening to break for a 5-3 lead.

In many respects, the Swiss was playing against a standard he has set for himself on grass, which has become his natural habitat.

"It was ridiculous what happened there".

"I'm going to have to really take it to him".

"I'm very proud to be in the same time as them". "I probably won't have another 6-0 set this week, so I'll enjoy this one".

But the former world No.1 revealed at her post-match interview that the score actually flattered her.