Novak Djokovic reached his 50th Grand Slam quarter-final on Monday while Felix Auger-Aliassime, Karen Khachanov, Denis Shapovalov, Matteo Berrettini and Marton Fucsovics reached their first at Wimbledon.

Later, Roger Federer became the oldest man to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals since the dawn of the Open Era in 1968.

Federer, who will be 40 in just under five weeks’ time, eased past Italy’s Lorenzo Sonego 7-5, 6-4, 6-2 to make the last-eight at the All England Club for the 18th time. It’s been 10 since he reached his first quarter-final at Wimbledon, after beating Pete Sampras in 2001.

In what will be his 58th Grand Slam quarter-final, eight-time Wimbledon champion Federer will face either second seed Daniil Medvedev or Hubert Hurkacz, the 14th seed, for a place in the semi-finals.

Medvedev was leading Hurkacz 6-2, 6-7 (2/7), 6-3, 3-4 when play was halted for the night due to rain.

World No 1 Djokovic eased into the last-eight with a 6-2, 6-4, 6-2 win over Chile’s Cristian Garin and will face Hungary’s Fucsovics for a place in the semi-finals.

Djokovic, the five-time Wimbledon champion and chasing a record-equalling 20th Major title, is halfway to a calendar Grand Slam. Only two men have swept all four majors in the same year with Rod Laver the most recent back in 1969.

Djokovic broke serve five times on Monday and hit 28 winners, twice as many as his 17th-seeded Chilean opponent.

Quarter-final line-up (x denotes seeded player):

Novak Djokovic (SRB x1) v Marton Fucsovics (HUN)

Karen Khachanov (RUS x25) v Denis Shapovalov (CAN x10)

Matteo Berrettini (ITA x7) v Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN x16)

Roger Federer (SUI x6) v Hubert Hurkacz (POL x14) or Daniil Medvedev (RUS x2)

Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime reached the quarter-finals of a Grand Slam for the first time on Monday with a five-set win over Germany’s Alexander Zverev.

Auger-Aliassime, seeded 16, defeated his fourth-seeded German opponent 6-4, 7-6 (8/6), 3-6, 3-6, 6-4 and will face Italy’s seventh seed Matteo Berrettini for a place in the semi-finals.

Zverev, bidding to make the Wimbledon last-eight for the first time, was undone by 20 double faults and 42 unforced errors. Auger-Aliassime unleashed 17 aces and 54 winners.

Earlier, Berrettini stayed on course to emulate Boris Becker in 1985 in adding the Wimbledon title to winning Queen’s on his debut, easing into the quarter-finals with a 6-4, 6-3, 6-1 victory over Ilya Ivashka of Belarus.

Marton Fucsovics became just the third Hungarian man and first in 73 years to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals.

The 29-year-old, ranked at 48 in the world, defeated Russian fifth seed Andrey Rublev 6-3, 4-6, 4-6, 6-0, 6-3. Fucsovics blasted 41 winners past Rublev as he reached his first quarter-final at the Slams.

He is only the third Hungarian man in history to reach the quarter-finals at Wimbledon after Bela von Kehrling (1929) and Jozsef Asboth (1948).

Denis Shapovalov’s impressive run saw him reach the quarter-finals after he dismissed Spain’s 2019 semi-finalist and eighth seed Roberto Bautista Agut 6-1, 6-3, 7-5.

The 22-year-old Canadian 10th seed – who beat Britain’s two-time champion Andy Murray in the previous round – will next face 25th seeded Karen Khachanov of Russia for a place in the last four.

A US Open quarter-finalist in 2020, Shapovalov’s best showing at Wimbledon in three previous visits was reaching the second round in 2018.

Khachanov had a far tougher battle prevailing in five sets over American Sebastian Korda, who was celebrating his 21st birthday.

Russian 25th seed Khachanov triumphed over his American rival 3-6, 6-4, 6-3, 5-7, 10-8. A marathon 81-minute final set on Court 18 featured 13 breaks of serve before Khachanov steadied himself to take the victory.

Korda was attempting to emulate his father Petr who was a quarter-finalist at the All England Club in 1998. The world number 50 came within two points of victory at one stage in the final set.


Novak Djokovic (SRB x1) bt Christian Garin (CHI x17) 6-2, 6-4, 6-2

Marton Fucsovics (HUN) bat Andrey Rublev (RUS x5) 6-3, 4-6, 4-6, 6-0, 6-3

Karen Khachanov (RUS x25) bt Sebastian Korda (USA) 3-6, 6-4, 6-3, 5-7, 10-8

Denis Shapovalov (CAN x10) bt Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP 8) 6-1, 6-3, 7-5

Matteo Berrettini (ITA x7) bt Ilya Ivashka (BLR) 6-4, 6-3, 6-1

Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN x16) bt Alexander Zverev (GER x4) 6-4, 7-6 (8/6), 3-6, 3-6, 6-4

Suspended due to rain:

Daniil Medvedev (RUS x2) leads Hubert Hurkacz (POL x14) 2-6, 7-6 (7/2), 6-3, 3-4

With AFP Inputs