Federer pushed off Centre Court at Wimbledon

Rafael Nadal Wimbledon Roger Federer

Rafael Nadal Wimbledon Roger Federer

Del Potro was leading 7-6 (7/1), 7-6 (7/5), 5-7 when his tie with Simon was halted for the night due to darkness.

When they came back out on Tuesday, Del Potro completed a 7-6 (7-1) 7-6 (7-5) 5-7 7-6 (7-5) victory on Court Two, but only after sealing the win with his fifth match point.

"I'm more concerned the World Cup final will have issues because the Wimbledon final is going on", Federer joked with the media Monday after he advanced to the quarterfinals at the London Grand Slam for the 16th time in his career.

Wimbledon organisers have instead given Novak Djokovic the honour of getting the men's quarter-finals underway on the main stage when he takes on Kei Nishikori.

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. Like Federer, Nadal, and every other player in the quarters, he is also three wins away from Wimbledon glory, and is focused on writing his own story as opposed to being part of another, supposedly inevitable tale.

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

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.

(11) Angelique Kerber bt. "I knew he was much better than that first set and he showed that".

Beaten by Serena in the 2016 final, Kerber takes on Russian 14th seed Daria Kasatkina, a 6-7 (6/8), 6-3, 6-2 victor against Belgian world number 47 Alison Van Uytvanck.

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. No, that's Roger Federer.

The top seed took a comfortable 6-0 7-5 6-4 victory against Adrian Mannarino in the fourth round.

His forward defensive stroke drew polite applause from tennis fans at the court, and a hilarious exchange on Twitter, after the official Wimbledon account sent a message to the International Cricket Council.

They then asked the ICC how good was Federer's effort, to which the global cricket governing body replied by putting Federer as the world's best batsman.

Federer was first on Centre Court on Monday for what is known as Wimbledon's "Manic Monday", in which all 32 remaining singles players vie for a place in the quarterfinals.

One of former Wimbledon quarterfinalists Dominika Cibulkova and 2017 French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko will reach the last four at the All England Club for the first time.

Del Potro is in his first quarter-final at the tournament since 2013 when he reached the semi-final.

He's notoriously had trouble on grass in recent years, but he long ago proved he can play on the turf, reaching five straight finals and winning two from 2006-2011.

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