Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal on course for inevitable conclusion

Roger Federer and Serena Williams

Roger Federer and Serena Williams have won 15 Wimbledon singles titles between them

Defending champion Federer breezed past Adrian Mannarino in their last-16 clash yesterday, sweeping the Frenchman aside 6-0, 7-5, 6-4 to win in straight sets.

Jelena Ostapenko advanced to a second consecutive Wimbledon quarterfinal with a 7-6 (7-4), 6-0 victory over Aliaksandra Sasnovich.

With the men's final slated for its traditional time of 2 p.m. BST (9 a.m. ET) and the World Cup final kicking off at 4 p.m. BST (11 a.m. ET) in Moscow, the All England Club is facing pressure to reschedule the Championship match to accommodate, particularly if England wins its semifinal against Croatia Wednesday and reaches its first final since 1966.

Williams is looking for her eighth Wimbledon title and has established herself as the big favorite once again, with the top-10 seeds all eliminated.

The Swiss is two sets short of his all-time record streak, which he set between the third round in 2005 and the final in 2006.

On the fifth anniversary of Andy Murray's breakthrough win on Centre Court, the player he outlasted in three sets of nearly unbearable tension that sunny Sunday, Novak Djokovic, beat the Scot's stand-in as standard bearer for the hosts, Kyle Edmund, in four rather more ragged sets on Saturday.

"I'm more concerned the World Cup final will have issues because the Wimbledon final is going on", said the eight-time champion after seeing off France's Adrian Mannarino in straight sets on Monday.

And Rafael Nadal reached the quarter-finals for the first time in seven years with a 6-3 6-3 6-4 win over Jiri Vesely.

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A World Cup champion will be crowned on Sunday. "He's better than John Stones when it comes to passing it out from the back". But it's more than just England's crossing ability.

Federer and Nadal could both face each other in the Wimbledon final as they continue their battle for Grand Slam supremacy.

'Look, if one of us gets a crack, a few chances, we're going to have to take it. I lost in the fourth round against a player I can lose to (Nick Kyrgios), 2015 was a very bad year for me, not on grass, on most of the surfaces. He has also held serve for 81 successive games at the tournament, a run stretching back the first set of his semi-final win against Tomas Berdych in 2017. Asked if he had expected to be switched to Centre, where matches can go on till 11pm under floodlights, the three-times Wimbledon champion said: "Of course, it's always an option".

On the women's side of the draw, Serena Williams is back in the Wimbledon quarterfinals for the 13th time after beating Russian qualifier Evgeniya Rodina 6-4, 6-2.

"It was an important victory as since 2011 I have not been in the quarterfinals of Wimbledon". His decision to skip the French Open this year, for instance, helped him keep his legs for Wimbledon. Sometimes I'm also complaining because I think it was a wrong call.

"You can't plan for them anyway because one point can change the outcome of a set".

The pair were joined in the last eight for the first time by big-serving John Isner, who continues to prosper in London's scorching conditions.

Federer is yet to drop a set in Wimbledon this year. "I probably won't have another 6-0 set this week, so I'll enjoy this one".

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