Andy Murray reacts to Wimbledon relegating Federer after Djokovic request

Andy Murray reacts to Wimbledon relegating Federer after Djokovic request

The road to recovery following elbow surgery has been rocky for Djokovic, but there were signs of a revival during the clay-court season, which included a run to the French Open quarter-finals, while this rebirth was all-but confirmed with his display at Queen's last month.

The world number one will take on either Juan Martin del Potro or Gilles Simon whose last-16 tie was suspended due to darkness on Monday with the Argentine fifth seed two sets to one ahead.

The win also allowed Isner, the highest-ranked US man, to have something about Wimbledon to relish other than his victory in the longest match in tennis history: 70-68 in the fifth set against Nicolas Mahut after 11 hours spread over three days in 2010.

He then faces either Milos Raonic or John Isner before he gets a shot at his ninth Wimbledon title.

Djokovic has impressed at Wimbledon this year and knocked British hopeful Kyle Edmund out in the third round on Saturday. "I am happy to be where I am", Nadal said. Former world number one Djokovic has a 13-2 winning record against the Japanese player.

The ICC responded with a joke as they shared an image of the Test batting rankings, which showed the 8-time Wimbledon champion ranked as the No 1 Test batsman in the world - subsequently "knocking" off Australia's Steve Smith.

His form and fitness struggles have been well documented, and in 2017 he was powerless to prevent the Roger and Rafa renaissance, which saw the formidable duo share out the four majors between them.

The fourth-round match resumed on Tuesday afternoon after bad light had stopped play on Monday with the Argentinian leading by two sets to one.

Djokovic, the 2011, 2014 and 2015 champion, will be favourite to see off Nishikori for a 14th time in 16 meetings.

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Germany's Julia Goerges apologised after beating close friend Kiki Bertens to progress to the first semi-final of her career at Wimbledon.

Kevin Anderson has advanced to the Wimbledon men's singles quarterfinals after knocking off Gael Monfils in a tense, four-set affair Monday at the All England Club.

The 36-year-old is also on a streak of 32 consecutive sets won at the tournament, just two off his record.

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.

"Playing with the wind helps a lot". Facing Roger again [would] be something fantastic.

"I'm like, "You don't have to be sorry. It's about being smart, no?"

It won't be pretty.

Williams dropped just four games as she dispatched Rodina, hitting 30 winners in the process compared to her opponent's five. Raonic has the fastest serve of this year's Wimbledon at 147 miles (236.5 kilometres) per hour, while Isner is just behind on 144mph (231.7kph).

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