"I don't think it's something anybody aims for, to win every match in straight sets. I've often said the day that you don't feel nervous is the day you should be more anxious about". Facing Roger again will be something fantastic. "Maybe you should ask the questions over in Russian Federation, how they're going to feel about Wimbledon being played at the same time", Federer was quoted as saying by AFP. "That's the point. It's about being smart, no?" Djokovic reached his 41st career major quarterfinal, tying Jimmy Connors for second all time.
"Certainly I'd love to have Trump come watch me", Isner said after beating the Greek teenager Stefanos Tsitsipas in the fourth round.
Jelena Ostapenko advanced to a second consecutive Wimbledon quarterfinal with a 7-6 (7-4), 6-0 victory over Aliaksandra Sasnovich.
So, with two quarter-finals being played on Centre Court and two on Court One, something has got to give. It was a year in which he won the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open, while he ended the season with a 70-6 record, but more significantly, a 10-1 showing against Federer and Nadal.
Despite being a three-time champion, Djokovic has featured just once on Centre Court - against British home favourite Kyle Edmund in the last 32 - in the opening four rounds. "That it happened to be in straights, it helps me for to save energy for the rest of the tournament".More news: Meghan and Harry go green for first day in Dublin
He is also the first Japanese man to reach the quarter-finals since Shuzo Matsuoka in 1995.
Federer plays Anderson on Wednesday after the eighth seed edged flamboyant Frenchman Gael Monfils 7-6 (7-4) 7-6 (7-2) 5-7 7-6 (7-4) in one of the matches of the championship.
Federer, sublime so far, will be a step up but Anderson is making all the right noises as he prepares for arguably the biggest challenge in tennis.
Djokovic will also start as favorite against Japan's Nishikori, says Wilander, who believes the Serb is beginning to show signs of the form that earned him three titles at the All England Club.
With world number one Rafael Nadal waiting for the victor, Tuesday's fourth set, played in much cooler conditions than the first three the day before, turned into a mini-epic before Del Potro eventually prevailed 7-6 (1) 7-6 (5) 5-7 7-6 (5). Also Simona Halep's conqueror, Su-Wei Hsieh, was defeated 6-4 6-1 by Dominika Cibulkova.