Djokovic beats darkness to reach Wimbledon quarterfinals

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Meanwhile, Federer suggested that Sunday's likely clash between the finals of the men's singles and the World Cup should worry football, not tennis - and Andy Murray announced he has a new job.

Here are five things from day seven at Wimbledon.

The victor of that clash will take on Kei Nishikori, who overcame a right arm injury to reach his first Wimbledon quarter-final with a gritty 4-6, 7-6 (7/5), 7-6 (12/10), 6-1 win over Latvian qualifier Ernests Gulbis.

John Isner says it is "absurd" how hard Rafael Nadal hits the ball in practice.

Yet since 2011, Nadal has failed to go beyond the fourth round - until now.

Nadal, who plays at a slower, more deliberate pace, had no trouble with 93rd-ranked Jiri Vesely either, dismissing him, 6-3, 6-3, 6-4, in less than two hours.

Before taking back the Wimbledon crown a year ago, Federer went four years without winning the grass court tournament.

That could mean a repeat of the 2008 final - which many consider to be the greatest match of all time - when Nadal was victorious in a fixating battle with the Swiss top seed.

Roger Federer, who has yet to lose a set during this tournament, celebrates his 6-0, 7-5, 6-4 win over France's Adrian Mannarino on Monday to advance to the quarterfinals at Wimbledon.

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Federer has now won 32 consecutive sets at Wimbledon to move within one straight-sets victory of breaking his previous longest streak at the All England Club, when he won 34 in a row between the third round in 2005 and the final in 2006.

Federer could match that record with straight-set victories in the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final. A big if, admittedly.

Kevin Anderson will face Roger Federer in the Wimbledon quarterfinals after Manic Monday produced a day of firsts for the South African.

Kerber was beaten by Serena Williams in the 2016 final at the All England Club.

Today it was the first match he faced break points since last year's final against the Croatian Marin Cilic. Even the top seed was surprised at how easily everything appears to be falling into place as he chases a 21st Grand Slam title.

A potential route to the final consists of Juan Martin Del Potro then Novak Djokovic, although there is an omen in Nadal always making the last two here once getting to the quarters.

Returning to Wimbledon on the back of a three-match run at Roland Garros - her comeback tournament after giving birth for the first time in September - the 2016 champion has swatted away her opposition for the cost of 24 games.

Daria Kasatkina is one of the emerging talents of the WTA Tour.

"We are talking about me being in the quarter-finals".

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