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Del Potro sets up Nadal clash at Wimbledon

Del Potro sets up Nadal clash at Wimbledon

Victory for Nadal over his fellow left-hander would take him into a 35th Grand Slam quarterfinal. In the process, he has extended his run of consecutive sets won at the All England Club to 32.

Federer will be playing in his 53rd Grand Slam last-eight.

Novak Djokovic is Nishikori's next challenge after the three-time champion thumped Russian world number 40 Karen Khachanov 6-4 6-2 6-2 in an ominous display.

Serena Williams plays a shot on her way to beating Evgeniya Rodina. I knew he was much better than what he showed in that first set.

However, Williams lifted her intensity to level, before closing out the match to move a step closer to reclaiming the title she won in 2016.

Murray added: 'Maybe last year he suffered from a slight dip in motivation, which I also think is completely normal because of what he'd achieved the previous year - winning all four Slams in a row.

Anderson added that Federer, who won his first Wimbledon title in 2003, is the flawless role model for the sport - and for those players in the chasing pack. It shouldn't be a shock, and, "Oh, my God, I can't believe it, I lost a set".

Kiki Bertens took care of the last of the top 10 with a 6-3, 7-6 (7/1) victory over Czech seventh seed Pliskova.

Giorgi overpowered Williams in the first set, hitting more winners and aces.

After seven minutes, the decision was finally changed and the point replayed.

He looked flat as he was broken to trail 1-3 but he clawed his way back to lead 5-4 with his serve to come. Also Simona Halep's conqueror, Su-Wei Hsieh, was defeated 6-4 6-1 by Dominika Cibulkova.

Yet Federer quickly snuffed out the danger and broke in the next game before rounding off the match in typically ruthless fashion.

The 2009 U.S. Open champion reached the semifinals at the All England Club in 2013, but four wrist surgeries - three on the left - nearly made him retire.

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

While the men get Tuesday off at Wimbledon, the women return for their quarterfinals.

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The only remaining fourth-round match has also resumed on No. 2 Court.

Both Anderson of South Africa and the 44th-ranked Monfils of France were bidding to reach the quarterfinals for the first time on their 10th appearance at the All England Club.

If he ever decides to stop playing tennis, Roger Federer may have a future in another sport.

Roger Federer needed just 16 minutes to win the opening set in a 6-0, 7-5, 6-4 win over France's Adrian Mannarino to reach his 16th Wimbledon quarterfinal on Monday, July 9.

There aren't many people who could teach Sachin Tendulkar a thing or two about cricket, but Federer appears to be one of them.

The legendary Swiss, eyeing a ninth title at SW19, will now await the victor of either eighth seed Kevin Anderson and Gael Monfils. He then had to play on the Tuesday and was forced to quit in the second set of his quarter-final against Tomas Berdych on the Wednesday when his chronically sore serving elbow flared up.

The big Argentine was looking to set up a mouth-watering quarter-final against Rafael Nadal, looking to avenge his defeat by the Spaniard, seeded second at Wimbledon, in the French Open semi-finals last month.

It was very dark when they finished. Del Potro leads two sets to one.


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