Andy Murray and Johanna Konta through to Wimbledon quarter-finals

Nadal, fresh from a 10th French Open title, faces fellow left-hander Gilles Muller. Scheduled to play Monday's third match on Court One, organisers were forced to push the Serbian second seed's encounter against France's Adrian Mannarino back to Tuesday due to the late finish of the Nadal-Muller epic that lasted nearly five hours. Spanish tennis ace Rafael Nadal shall play his fourth round encounter against big serving Giles Muller of Luxumbourg. The Swiss maestro is only four steps ahead of his second Grand Slam win of the year, but first, he must pass the Dimitrov challenge.

"Well done to him. I just go out there, try to play my game". The British sixth seed is looking to become the first home women's champion for 40 years.

"Tired! It was a long match. I want to keep playing good tennis", the ambitious German said on Saturday. We go one round at a time and I must say it's always the first goal to get to the second week at some stage.

Standing in the way of Konta is the imposing but unpredictable talent of Caroline Garcia, the 21st seed from France.

Simona Halep of Romania could unseat Kerber at the top of the rankings but she has the imposing presence of Victoria Azarenka, quickly back in form after her maternity leave, standing between her and a place in the quarter-finals. "So I'm really pleased with that", said Murray.

GB's Andy Murray & Johanna Konta seek to reach last eight, Federer, Djokovic and Nadal also in action.

The Swiss faces either Alexander Zverev or Milos Raonic in Wednesday's quarter-final.

For the second successive match, 37-year-old American Venus Williams will play an opponent who was not even born when she made her Wimbledon debut.

Federer followed Djokovic on Centre Court and described it as "a tad slippery" after losing his footing once, while Zverev also slipped and tumbled a couple of times.

"As late as 8:30pm, 30,000 people still remained in the grounds, and therefore moving the match would have created a significant safety issue".

This is the fourth round for both the players.

Seventh seeded Cilic downed Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain 6-2, 6-2, 6-2.

"So I can look at this quarter final in totally relaxed fashion".

Tomas Berdych prevailed in a 6-3 6-7 (1-7) 6-3 3-6 6-3 dogfight with Austrian eighth Dominic Thiem.

Vanessa Coleman

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