Top dogs face Wimbledon Centre Court dilemma

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Federer, the tournament's top seed and defending champion, swept through the first set against Adrian Mannarino of France in just 16 minutes, allowing only five points in the six games.

The Swiss maestro plays eighth Kevin Anderson, with the South Africa's 2017 Flushing Meadows finalist who is into his first quarter-final on his 10th visit to London's SW19.

He last played on No 1 Court against Gilles Simon in the quarter-finals in 2015 - when he went on to lose to Djokovic in the final. "This is a good chance for Del Potro because Rafa hasn't been tested".

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"It was quite a odd feeling for me not to be able to deliver my game that I know I possess, that I know I've been delivering for so many years", Djokovic said ahead of Wednesday's quarter-finals.

Top seed Federer, 36, has now won 32 consecutive sets at Wimbledon, just two behind his record set from the 3rd round in 2005 to his title triumph in 2006.

If his big serve - which has blasted 96 aces in four matches - kicks in, Federer could be in trouble. "If it happens, it happens".

He had three break-point opportunities during the third set but saved them all.

"It was great to win that first set so quickly", Federer told the BBC.

On No. 1 Court, three-time champion Novak Djokovic faces Karen Khachanov of Russian Federation.

Hsieh's protests to the umpire prompted the match referee to come on court to intervene as the argument lasted over seven minutes before the point was finally replayed, much to Cibulkova's disgust.

Djokovic has beaten the Japanese 24th seed in 13 of their 15 meetings. He was down a break in the third set but broke right back for 3-3 and then converted his third match point when Vesely missed a backhand.

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. "I feel physically, mentally ready, fit, positive".

"It's always like a big war for me", said Nishikori on facing Djokovic.

The world No. 1 faces Czech world No. 93 Jiri Vesely, who has never got past the 4th round of a Grand Slam.

Del Potro, who made more than 20 unforced errors in the set, made hard work of winning the tiebreak, clinching it 7-5 on the seventh set point when Simon put a return high and wide and the Argentine roared in celebration. In 2016 I didn't play because of my wrist.

But he persevered through dark times and is rewarded with his second successive Slam quarter-final - the first time he has done that since reaching the last eight at the Australian Open and Roland Garros in 2012.

"It will be a different match that we played in Paris a few weeks ago", Del Potro said.

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