Rafael Nadal, John Isner, Kevin Anderson, and Kei Nishikori sparkle at Wimbledon
Rafael Nadal was among a spate of impressive performances from big names at Wimbledon on Manic Monday.
Earlier in the day, Roger Federer had cruised into the last eight in straight sets, but Nadal responded in kind, beating unseeded Jiri Vesely 6-3 6-3 6-4 on Centre Court.
It will be Nadal’s first appearance in a Wimbledon quarter-final for 7 years, with Juan Martin del Potro a potential opponent.
Elsewhere, John Isner showed some brilliant form to overpower Greek youngster Stefanos Tsitsipas.
The 33-year-old has never made it this far at Wimbledon, eased to a 6-4 7-6 7-6 win to set up a big-serving last eight clash against Canada’s Milos Raonic who overcame Isner’s compatriot Mackenzie McDonald.
Kei Nishikori is another who will break new ground in SW19, after a 4-6 7-6 7-6 6-1 win over an injured Ernests Gulbis.
And Kevin Anderson ensured the last eight at Wimbledon will have a fresh look to it as he beat Geal Monfils 7-6 7-6 5-7 7-6 to reach his first quarter-final – where he will face Federer.
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