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Wimbledon 2018: Clinical Novak Djokovic keen to take Centre stage

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Novak Djokovic insists it's only fair that he should play his Wimbledon quarter-final on Centre Court on Wednesday, handing the All England Club a dilemma over relegating Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal to Court One.

Federer took his tally of consecutive sets won on London's hallowed grass courts to 32 with a 6-0 7-5 6-4 dispatch of unsafe French left-hander Adrian Mannarino.

The eight-time champion lost just five points in a 16-minute first set but faced break points for the first time in this year's tournament, saving all four.

If Federer beats Mannarino (and what a shock it would be if he does not), he will have his first properly tough examination against Gaël Monfils, who has found some prime form in an entertaining run, or the 2017 US Open finalist Kevin Anderson, who is playing up to his eighth seeding.

"It was an important victory as since 2011 I have not been in the quarterfinals of Wimbledon". The Swiss only sees positives from it. 'I don't doubt myself too much about the decision, because it's also a decision I take for my longevity, and it's good for my family, my wife, it's good to be together with no pressure of having matches and being in the spotlight all the time.

"At the same time, I have been in that position a couple of times in my career". The 27-year-old Canadian, runner-up to Andy Murray in 2016, triumphed 6-3, 6-4, 6-7 (5/7), 6-2.

"It's a pretty exciting opportunity to play Federer here at Wimbledon", said Anderson, who has never beaten the 20-time Grand Slam champion in four attempts.

Federer remains unbroken in the tournament in reaching the last eight and has a very kind draw through to the showpiece final.

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Shapovalov's Wimbledon ended in the second round. I want to give myself the best chance of winning the tournament.

Having missed Wimbledon past year while she prepared to have her first child in September, Serena is in pole position to win her first Grand Slam crown since becoming a mother.

Rafael Nadal is in the quarterfinals at Wimbledon for the first time since 2011.

The 32-year-old also became the first South African man into the last eight at the All England Club since Wayne Ferreira in 1994. Also Simona Halep's conqueror, Su-Wei Hsieh, was defeated 6-4 6-1 by Dominika Cibulkova.

Nadal hit 37 winners to only 12 unforced errors and erased the only break he allowed by breaking back immediately in the third set.

The All England Club has come under increasing pressure to rethink its 2pm (1300GMT) start time for Sunday's men's singles final with the football showpiece in Moscow kicking off at 4pm in the United Kingdom (1500GMT).

Del Potro fell 4-1 behind in the third set after Simon broke in the third game.

The women's quarterfinals are Tuesday, with Williams vs. Camila Giorgi, two-time major champion Angelique Kerber vs.

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