Djokovic, Nadal and Federer through to the last eight

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Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer eased into the quarter-finals at Wimbledon with dominant displays in their respective fourth-round matches.

After Nadal easily brushed aside Joao Sousa, defending champion Djokovic made light work of Ugo Humbert 6-3 6-2 6-3.

Federer rounded off the day on Centre Court, easily dispatching world number 20 Matteo Berrettini to claim his 99th win at grand slam.

The eight-time champion will face Kei Nishikori, who got the better of Mikhail Kukushkin 6-3 3-6 6-3 6-4.

Djokovic will go up against David Goffin, while Sam Querry’s 6-4 6-7 (7-9) 7-6 (7-3) 7-6 (7-5) win over compatriot Tennys Sandgren means he will play Nadal.

Milos Raonic succumbed to Guido Pella in a tightly contested five-set encounter, with Roberto Bautista Agut making up the last eight.

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Federer Nearing Wimbledon Milestone

No player has ever reached a century of wins at a single grand slam, but after breezing past Berrettini 6-1 6-2 6-2 in 74 minutes, Federer is just one victory away from doing just that.

The 37-year-old was in supreme form against the Italian, with Berrettini making a number of rookie mistakes in a humbling defeat.

Eighth seed Nishikori will be Federer’s opponent in the quarters after he edged past Kukushkin in four sets.

“I think it’s going to be tough. I remember some of the slams recently he arrived into the later stages with maybe some tough matches going into it. So far it’s been really easy for him,” Federer told a news conference when asked about Nishikori.

Inexperienced Humbert Hardly Tests Djokovic

Playing for the first time in the second week of a grand slam, 21-year-old Humbert offered little resistance to the current champion.

Humbert found himself chasing the 15-time major winner for the majority of the match, which was wrapped up when a delightful drop set the Serbian up to serve it out.

“I played against a very talented player who made some big wins this tournament and definitely has a potential to reach big heights in tennis because he’s got quite [an] all-around game,” Djokovic told a news conference.

Nadal Determined to Prove His Worth

French Open champion Rafael Nadal proved untouchable for Sousa, as the world number two cruised to a 6-2 6-2 6-2 victory on Centre Court.

Nadal hit 30 winners and converted six of eight break points in the win, which took an hour and 45 minutes.

With Federer and Djokovic likely to join him in the last four for the second straight slam, the third seed reflected on their lengthy period of dominance.

“It is special what we achieved in the last 15 years,” Nadal said. “Something special, difficult to repeat I think, so many titles between three players.”

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