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

Day Four The Championships- Wimbledon 2018

In the men's draw, world No.2 Federer was similarly in ruthless form, dismantling Adrian Mannarino 6-0 7-5 6-4. I am not saying I am not excited to play against Roger in the final.

It's the first time Isner, 33, has reached the Wimbledon quarterfinals, and it is just his second quarterfinal at a major.

Meanwhile, seventh seed Karolina Pliskova crashed out at the hands of Kiki Bertens, leaving no top-10 seeds remaining in the women's draw.

To claim Djokovic is back to his 12-time Grand Slam winning best would be a tad premature, but the 31-year-old Serb is certainly showing signs of getting closer to it.

The Latvian player also reached the quarterfinals previous year in her best Wimbledon showing, losing to eventual runner-up Venus Williams.

Del Potro fell 4-1 behind in the third set after Simon broke in the third game.

'In the third set he started to play better from the baseline and I had couple of mistakes with the game I lost.

The 12th-seeded Ostapenko was aggressive throughout, hitting 28 winners - 13 coming off her backhand.

It was all started when leading 2-0 in the first set, Mannarino's default serve was defended by Federer in an nearly "cricket" style.

After seven minutes, the decision was finally changed and the point replayed.

The last time Federer played a Wimbledon match away from Centre Court it had no negative impact as he trounced Gilles Simon at the same stage of the 2015 tournament before beating home favorite Andy Murray to reach the final where he was undone by a dominant Novak Djokovic.

Federer's impressive defensive shot quickly went viral, with many cricket fans applauding his technique online.

On Tuesday, the 36-year-old faces Italian world number 52 Camila Giorgi, who beat Russia's Ekaterina Makarova 6-3, 6-4 to reach her first Grand Slam quarterfinal.

Djokovic had told reporters that he had been hopeful of playing his quarter-final match on Centre Court before telling Serbian media that he "deserved" the honour and meant to lobby the All England Club.

The Japanese 24th seed is contesting his maiden Wimbledon quarter-final after finally overcoming his own wretched run with injury and backing up his third-round win over Nick Kyrgios with a fighting four-set victory over Latvian qualifier Ernests Gulbis.

"It's true it has been a while", Nadal said about his return to the last eight.

As it stands, the 17-time Grand Slam champion is now on 8,950 points while Federer, who has to win a ninth Wimbledon title to retain the full 2,000 points, is now on 8,720.

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.

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