Murray tips Djokovic to beat Federer and Nadal to Wimbledon title

Murray tips Djokovic to beat Federer and Nadal to Wimbledon title

Murray tips Djokovic to beat Federer and Nadal to Wimbledon title

The two oldest players at the 2018 Wimbledon Championships, Serena Williams and Roger Federer, both 36-year-old, made light work of their opponents on Monday.

When asked whether he would rather not play Federer in the final, should they meet, Nadal said, "If he's in the final, I am excited to play Roger".

The eight-time champion earned his latest win with maximum efficiency on Centre Court, particularly during a 16-minute first set, where the top-seeded Federer lost just five points.

Federer will be playing in his 53rd Grand Slam last-eight when he tackles Kevin Anderson, the eighth-seeded South African. "That's the thing. I can be here, I can't come here and say, 'no, of course I want to play against the best players'".

It means Nadal is now in his 35th Grand Slam quarterfinal and following previous years of injuries and bad luck at SW19, the Spaniard was pleased to reach the last eight. Djokovic reached his 41st career major quarterfinal, tying Jimmy Connors for second all time.

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.

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

Del Potro returned to the quarter-finals at the All England Club for the first time since 2013 when he defeated Gilles Simon of France 7-6 (7/1), 7-6 (7/5), 5-7, 7-6 (7/5) on Tuesday.

He edged Gael Monfils 7-6 (4), 7-6 (2), 5-7, 7-6 (4), to whom he held a 0-5 head-to-head record entering the match.

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. Williams, who won the Wimbledon title on her last two visits in 2015 and 2016, is now on an 18-match winning streak at the All England Club.

"I don't think it's something anybody aims for, to win every match in straight sets".

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

'Whether it will happen or not, I'm not so sure.

Raonic fired 37 aces and 74 winners to defeat Mackenzie McDonald of the United States and reach the quarterfinals for the fourth time.

Simon had an early break in the fourth set, but Del Potro hit back and was on the verge of victory until the Frenchman saved four match points to take it to another tie-break.

A battle of the big servers which is likely to see plenty of baseline rallies and not much court-craft.

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