Andy Murray and Johanna Konta through to Wimbledon quarter-finals

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Andy Murray and Johanna Konta through to Wimbledon quarter-finals

While Federer will take on Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov, Djokovic is slated to lock horns with France's Adrian Mannarino in last-16.

When the draw was made just over a week ago, many fans would have anticipated a third-round contest between Djokovic and the popular Argentine Juan Martin Del Potro.

Despite his disappointment, and what appeared a valedictory wave to all corners of the shell-shocked court, the 31-year-old insisted he will be back in 2018. Martina Navratilova (306) and Chris Evert (299) follow Williams in the top four list of Grand Slam match wins. "He is a tough, tough opponent", Nadal said. "I expect that every time I have played him he has become better". Most of the time in the fifth he played more aggressive and better than me. "That cost me two sets", he said.

"He's a specialist on grass", Nadal said of Muller.

"It was not easy to keep believing. But I thought we would play on a bigger court". Since 2014 when I came back, I'm able to play full seasons without any breaks during the season.

"I'm ready to go this afternoon if I have to which is great".

He said of Paire: "He again has a different game to a lot of the guys now".

Wimbledon witnessed its first classic encounter of 2017 as Gilles Muller of Luxembourg defeated Rafael Nadal in five sets and almost five hours of extraordinary tennis.

Roger Federer's hopes of winning an eighth Wimbledon title remain intact after he sealed a quarter-final place with a straight-sets win over Grigor Dimitrov. This will be the sixth meeting of these two players and Federer has been ideal with a record of 6-0 between them in the past.

Dimitrov was weighed down by more than 25 unforced errors while Federer kept his in low double figures. Federer was also dealing with a cold that has nagged him throughout the tournament but said he was starting to come around it. "I was following my game pretty well." he related.

"It was a terrific match for me".

Nadal, fresh from a 10th French Open title, faces fellow left-hander Gilles Muller, who is looking to make the quarter-finals for the first time in seven years. All you can hear is the hitting of the ball.

"He gave me some opportunities and I was happy to take advantage of them".

"Last couple of days, practice has been really good".

"One-handed backhand always brings a bit of a different feel to the match because of the slice, coming over".

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