SW19 Day 7 Recap (Men’s Singles): Top Stars Federer, Nadal And Djokovic Untroubled In Respective Fourth Round Clashes

Top players like Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic booked their places in the quarterfinals of the ongoing Wimbledon Open tournament on Monday following their respective fourth round victories.

World number two and top seed Federer defeated Frenchman Adrian Mannarino in their last 16 clash without dropping any set.

The Swiss tennis legend saw off his opponent 6-0 7-5 6-4 in one hour and 45 minutes to book his place in the quarterfinals.

He will face South African eighth seed Kevin Anderson in the last eight after his 7-6 (7-4) 7-6 (7-2) 5-7 7-6 (7-4) win over Frenchman Gael Monfils in the quarterfinals.

With the win, Federer takes the number of consecutive sets victory at the tournament to 32.

He is two sets short of his all-time record streak (34), which he set between the third round in 2005 and the final in 2006.

Reacting to his win via BBC, the eight-time Wimbledon champion said: “I wouldn’t know that it happened in ’05 and ’06, I feel like these streaks just happen.”

“I’m equally happy if I would have won all the matches in four sets. That it happened to be in straights, it helps me for to save energy for the rest of the tournament.” He added.

World number one Rafael Nadal is also through to the quarterfinals after he saw off Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic 6-3 6-3 6-4 in their last 16 clash.

The Spaniard will face the winner of the fourth round clash between Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina and Frenchman Gilles Simon in his first Wimbledon Open quarterfinal since 2011.

The match between Del Potro and Simon was suspended on Monday and will resume on Tuesday with the Argentine leading by two sets to one (7-6 (7-1) 7-6 (7-5) 5-7).

Former world number one Novak Djokovic has also booked his spot in the last eight of the tournament with a 6-4 6-2 6-2 victory over Karen Kachanov of Russia in their fourth round clash on Monday.

The three-time champion will now face Kei Nishikori of Japan for a place in the semifinals.

Nishikori beat Ernests Gulbis of Latvia 4-6 7-6 (7-1) 7-6 (12-10) 6-1 in the last round to setup a meeting with the Serbian.