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Wimbledon Roundup: Nadal, Federer move on
July 9, 2019 | 9:14 PM
by Agencies
Top seeds Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic all made it into the quarters, with 37-year-old Federer becoming the oldest player to reach this stage at a Grand Slam
 
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London: In the men's singles, top seeds Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic all made it into the quarters, with 37-year-old Federer becoming the oldest player to reach this stage at a Grand Slam since Jimmy Connors made the last eight at the 1991 US Open at the age of 39.

"I'm really getting into a good groove now. Today I was able to read his serve, get the returns back in play and hit well from the baseline," said Federer, after his 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 defeat of Italy's Matteo Berrettini.

The Swiss tennis legend may now face a semifinal against long-time rival Nadal after the Spaniard saw off Joao Sousa of Portugal 6-2, 6-2, 6-2 on centre court. Djokovic also advanced in straight sets, beating France's Ugo Humbert 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 to set up a last eight tie against David Goffin.

"My plan always is to reach the final stages at Grand Slams," said Djokovic, who is bidding to win his fifth Wimbledon trophy. "Wimbledon has been a special tournament that has motivated me throughout my life," the 32-year-old added.




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