The 31-year-old Serb is five years younger than Federer and a year younger than Nadal.
"That's how important Wimbledon is to me and to us over here". It is true that it has been a while since I have been in that position. "I will try to hold my service games most of the time". Shouldn't really happen, but thankfully they do for me. His only other quarterfinals appearance was at the 2011 US Open.
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. In this picture, Nadal of Spain celebrates winning his Men's Singles fourth round match against Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic on day seven of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London, July 9, 2018.
Federer took his tally of consecutive sets won on London's hallowed lawns to 32 with a 6-0 7-5 6-4 dispatch of risky French left-hander Adrian Mannarino. Because it was, like, dark, you could see all the flashes.' The Spaniard tennis legend Manolo Santana added: 'It's the best match I saw live.
Kevin Anderson, the big South African who winds down from tennis by reaching for his guitar, admits he needs to be right on key from the start of his Wimbledon quarter-final against eight-time champion Roger Federer on Wednesday.
Roger Federer has been placed as the firm favourite to lift a record ninth title, while many are hankering after a repeat of the 2008 final against Rafael Nadal. "I am excited. It will be a good result for me". Facing Roger again [would] be something fantastic. "Maybe you should ask the questions over in Russian Federation, how they're going to feel about Wimbledon being played at the same time". "That's the point. It's about being smart, no?"
The All England Club has come under increasing pressure to rethink its 2pm (1300GMT) start time for Sunday's men's singles final with the football showpiece in Moscow kicking off at 4pm in the United Kingdom (1500GMT).
"It's definitely helped a certain style of player, maybe the big servers", said 20-time major victor Federer.
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.