At 39 years old and having a significant birthday on August 8, Federer is the oldest quarter-finalist of the open era at Wimbledon, one that began in 1968.
Djokovic, meanwhile, reached the quarterfinals for the 12th time at the All England Club, following his pursuit of completing the Grand Slam in a year. The Serbian star did not have a hard time losing 6-2, 6-4, 6-2 of Chilean Cristian Garín.
“It is no secret that I am trying to win as many Slams as possible,” said the world number one who needs to emerge victorious in another three matches this week to tie the all-time record of 20 titles that Federer and Rafael Nadal currently share. Between the men.
His next opponent will be the Hungarian Marton Fucsovics, one of the five men who for the first time rub shoulders among the eight best of the contest.
Federer, meanwhile, was left without knowing who will be his next rival. This was due to the fact that the last match of the men’s team, between Russian Daniil Medvedev and Pole Hubert Hurkacz, was suspended by rain in the fourth set on Court 1, which has no roof.