Wednesday, 18 July, 2018

Murray tips Djokovic to beat Federer and Nadal to Wimbledon title

Roger Federer is the favorite at the 2018 Wimbledon, but Rafael Nadal is most likely to win Federer qualifies for Wimbledon quarter-finals without dropping a set
Tamara Craig | 11 July, 2018, 08:08

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.

Andy Murray has backed Wimbledon's decision to relegate Roger Federer to Court 1 for his quarter-final match against Kevin Anderson.

He went on to cement his own legendary status with a supreme 2015 showing, which ended with an 80-6 record and featured a second successive Wimbledon final win over Federer, before he "completed" tennis a year later when a French Open success delivered a career Grand Slam. He has also held serve for 81 successive games at the tournament, a run stretching back the first set of his semi-final win against Tomas Berdych in 2017.

"Playing with the wind helps a lot".

"It's a surface that's going to allow me to come forward more", he said.

"It's true it has been a while", Nadal said about his return to the last eight. Back in 2008, Nike were so sure the pair would meet in the US Open final that even before the event started they launched an advertising campaign trailing the match.

In the quarter-finals, the Swiss will face Kevin Anderson, while Nadal could face either Juan Martin del Potro or Gilles Simon.

Fifth-seeded Juan Martin del Potro led Gilles Simon 7-6 (1), 7-6 (5), 5-7 when play was suspended due to darkness on Monday.

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The World Cup showpiece will take place on Sunday at 18:00 (local time), which is 16:00 BST, meaning it is likely to kick off during the men's grass-court final, which eight-time champion Federer is a heavy favourite to be a part of.

"He doesn't get affected too much by the big occasions". Maybe I'll tweet at him if I win on Wednesday. "It was hard in the last few games".

Novak Djokovic celebrates winning the fourth round match against Karen Khachanov.

"I feel like these streaks just happen", Federer said.

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.

Isner added another 22 aces to his tournament-topping tally that now stands at 135 after the ninth seed's 6-4 7-6 (10-8) 7-6 (7-5) triumph over young Greek sensation Stefanos Tsitsipas.

The other last-eight tie, between Milos Raonic and John Isner, finishes off the Court One schedule.

The big-hitting Argentine has been reaching the business end of slams on a consistent basis recently and will be aiming to reach the semi-finals for the third time in his last four majors.

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