Djokovic will play Tomas Berdych n the quarter-finals, to be held on Wednesday.
It was Williams who crafted the points, turned defensive positions into offensive ones, and showed us that impetuousness is no substitute for strategic calculation. A terrific match should await. Finally when the [Muller-Nadal] match was over, we thought, 'Okay we have two and a half hours, we can go to Centre Court'.
The other semifinal will be Garbine Muguruza of Spain against 87th-ranked Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia. But it was by how he did it, 15-13 in the fifth, holding his nerve and often beating Rafa from the ground late in that match.
Monday's play on Court 1 extended deep into the evening, no thanks to the 4-hour, 48-minute Gilles Muller-Rafael Nadal marathon. But gradually, Djokovic reasserted himself and won 7-5. He is aiming to reach his 7th Grand Slam semi-final, Djokovic is aiming to reach his 30th.
Djokovic has surprised many with his good form at Wimbledon so far, but at the same time we wait with baited breath for an impending collapse. They were bringing up winners that the world No 4 had not bargained for. Berdych is hitting the ball extremely well and has been broken just three times in his last 16 sets.
The celebrity chef Pool, 33, first met the former Wimbledon champion when she gave him dieting tips in 2012.
The cause of his displeasure was the scheduling on Manic Monday. Pliskova lost in the second round, and Kerber lost in the fourth round.
In a pulsating final set, which stretched to 95 minutes, Nadal saved two match points in the 10th game and two more in the 20th.
Adrian Mannarino of France, who upset his countryman Gael Monfils in the third round, looked a dangerous foe.
Federer spoke inside in the Wimbledon press room a few minutes after the match.
"Today, I could see there is a difference in grass, in (the) turf itself". I wanted to play. I know what I need to do. Hell to pay somewhere for some subcommittee.
"Courts, honestly, are not that great this year".
The Serb, who had been stuck waiting for the end of that battle only to be sent home, said it would have been better to have moved his match to the, by then unused, Centre Court.
A double fault from Djokovic and some loose play allowed the Frenchman to break in the second set and eventually force a tie-break, but the 12-time Grand Slam champion came through the extra points with ease. "I haven't had that kind of experience before in Wimbledon, to be honest". Djokovic comfortably won the opening act by 6-2 while over the next two he pressed the pedal only when he needed. With tennis great Andre Agassi at his back, Djokovic has shaken up his coaching staff in 2017.
But will these posts be enough to put a stop to the rumours about their 10-year relationship?
"We went to the referee's office before eight".
One of them has her arms around Djokovic. He was not very pleased to see that, ' said Djokovic. If Murray's dropping balls short, Querrey can pick those off. Though as I said, it's already been a long event for the American and the big servers just don't seem to get to Murray on the grass.
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