Wimbledon 2018: Roger Federer cruises into last eight

Wimbledon set for 'Manic Monday' as 4th round starts

Federer has now won 32 consecutive sets at SW19, leaving him just two short of his best run in the tournament, achieved across 2005 and 2006.

"I feel like these streaks just happen", he said.
"You can't plan for them anyway because one point can change the outcome of a set".

Defending champion Federer will be playing in his 16th Wimbledon quarter-final and 53rd at all Grand Slams.

And all on a surgically-repaired knee. He said: "I told my team the other day that for me also, after all these years, it is surprising to be the No 1 seed, in the top two in the rankings at 36".

"I didn't think that was ever going to happen, to be honest."

South African tennis player Kevin Anderson.

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.

The two-time Wimbledon victor is sitting out of the tournament as he continues his rehab from a hip injury, but stepped into the BBC studio at the All England Club to assess the form of his greatest rivals. It was a year in which he won the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open, while he ended the season with a 70-6 record, but more significantly, a 10-1 showing against Federer and Nadal. It is true that it has been a while since I have been in that position. "I know a lot of people won't like that but I don't care".

"I was then able to put away a good Mannarino - because, in the beginning, he didn't play very well but also, for me, I didn't miss much".

But first they have to negotiate their quarter-final matches on Wednesday. That, of course, is a positive result. "Sometimes the things works better, sometimes worse".

Juan Martin del Potro advanced to the Wimbledon quarterfinals for the first time since 2013 by beating Gilles Simon 7-6 (1), 7-6 (5), 5-7, 7-6 (5).

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.

Del Potro trailed 1-3 but at 5-5 he fired down an ace to reach match point number five and this time Simon cracked, netting a backhand to the relief of the Argentine who roared his approval, happy to conserve energy before taking on Nadal.

He managed to finish off Russia's Karen Khachanov in straight sets in the gathering gloom on Monday.

Del Potro trails world number one Nadal 10-5 in career meetings.

Rafael Nadal on Monday reached the Wimbledon quarterfinals for the first time since 2011.

Djokovic was involved in a heated match with current British No. 1 Kyle Edmund on Saturday, which resulted in him blowing kisses at the Centre Court crowd amid jeers and boos, but Murray believes that was a positive reaction from the three-time Wimbledon victor.

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