Rafael Nadal and Juan Martin del Potro stay on collision course

Wimbledon

Rafael Nadal and Juan Martin del Potro are both into the second week of Wimbledon.

Two-time winner Nadal dropped only seven games en route to a 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 victory in two hours and two minutes over up and coming Australian Alex De Minaur.

Next up for the 17-time Grand Slam winner is either 19th seeded Italian Fabio Fognini or the unranked Jiri Vesely from the Czech Republic with a potential clash against Del Potro in the quarter-final.

Former US Open winner Del Potro overcome a spirited Benoit Paire, securing a 6-4, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3 victory over the Frenchman in two hours and 25 minutes.

Paire broke the Argentine in each of the three sets, but unfortunately for him on each occasion it was to draw level instead of getting his nose in front.

Del Potro will face Gilles Simon after the Frenchman beat Matthew Ebden from Australia 6-1, 6-7 (3-7), 6-3, 7-6 (7-2).

Former Wimbledon finalist Milos Raonic also advanced as he finally completed his match, which was called off on Friday evening due to bad light, against Dennis Novak from Austria, winning 7-6 (7-5), 4-6, 7-5, 6-2.

American Mackenzie McDonald awaits him in the last 16.

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