Wimbledon: Nadal Crashes Out, Murray and Federer Progress into Quarter Finals

Rafael Nadal of Spain walks after losing the singles match against Dustin Brown of Germany, at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Thursday July 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

15-time major champion and 2nd seed, Rafael Nadal, failed to reach the quarter-finals as he crashes out to an epic 5-set defeat by 16th seed Gilles Muller.

The Spaniard’s fight back from two set down wasn’t enough to stop Luxembourg’s Gilles Muller, who took the final set to win 6-3 6-4 3-6 4-6 15-13 in 4hrs and 48 minutes, in what is now the longest match of the tournament so far.

Nadal became the first casualty of the “big four”, joins Stan Wawrinka, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Kei Nishikori in dropping out of the round of 16.

Andy Murray remained on course for his third Wimbledon title as he defeated Frenchman, Benoit Paire 7-6 (7-1) 6-4 6-4 on Centre Court. The Brit will now face Sam Querrey in the quarter-finals.

Elsewhere, Roger Federer dispatched 13th seed Grigor Dimitrov in straight sets 6-4 6-2 6-4 in 1hr and 37 minutes to reach his 15th Wimbledon quarter-finals and the 50th of his Grand Slam career.

Novak Djokovic’s match game was postponed as a result of the over 4hrs game between Nadal and Muller. The Serbian will now play unseeded Frenchman Adrian Mannarino on Tuesday.

Wimbledon 2017 – Men’s Quarter-Finals

Top half
Andy Murray vs Sam Querrey
Gilles Muller vs Marin Cilic

Bottom half
Milos Raonic vs Roger Federer
Tomas Berdych vs Adrian Mannarino/Novak Djokovic