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Juan Martin Del Potro scraps past Simon to set up Nadal clash

Juan Martin Del Potro scraps past Simon to set up Nadal clash

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.

Even by the high standards of Roger Federer, the first set of his fourth-round match at Wimbledon against Adrian Mannarino yesterday was exceptional.

For all those punters convinced of a Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal final on Sunday, it is worth recalling a cautionary tale from a decade ago.

Sixteen minutes, one unforced error, all six games won and just five points dropped in the second-quickest set he has ever played at the All England Club.

The eighth-seeded Anderson hit 20 aces on his way to setting up a last-eight meeting with Federer.

"That's how important Wimbledon is to me and to us over here".

The 36-year-old has now won 32 consecutive sets at Wimbledon, just two behind his record set from the third round in 2005 to his title triumph in 2006.

Alexander Zverev, who was 11 years old at the time, said: 'Of course I remember it.

Bertens and Pliskova had reached the fourth round at Wimbledon for the first time.

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During his first set, Federer's unique style of shot catching Wimbledon's attention leading it to be dubbed as an nearly "cricket" style with their Twitter account asking the ICC to rate Federer's shot.

With world number one Rafael Nadal waiting for the victor, Tuesday's fourth set, played in much cooler conditions than the first three the day before, turned into a mini-epic before Del Potro eventually prevailed 7-6 (1) 7-6 (5) 5-7 7-6 (5).

Despite being a three-time champion, Djokovic has featured just once on Centre Court - against British home favourite Kyle Edmund in the last 32 - in the opening four rounds.

The world number two has also now not dropped serve since the semi-finals a year ago. "If I want to beat him, I have to come to the net very often and play hard with my forehands, with my backhands".

Meanwhile, 2016 runner-up Milos Raonic and 2009 US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro are also in familiar territory.

The victor of that clash will take on either Japan's 24th seed Kei Nishikori or unseeded Ernests Gulbis.

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.

Serena, who was ranked No.25 coming into the tournament after taking an extended leave to give birth, breezed past another mother on tour, Evgeniya Rodina, in two straight sets after the loss of just four games - 6-2 6-2, in just 64 minutes.

"That sometimes there is a set like this against a player who is not the biggest server, it can happen".

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