Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer won their respective round of 16 matches on Monday to qualify for the quarter-finals of Wimbledon Open 2019.
With them, the evergreen 30-above generation of men’s tennis looks threatening to take a stranglehold at the All England Club.
Third seed Nadal swept over Joao Sousa of Portugal to clinch an easy victory of 6-2, 6-2, 6-2 and made it to his seventh quarter-final of the Wimbledon. Federer beat Matteo Berrettini 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 to progress to his 17th quarter-final of the tournament.
Djokovic also had the victory easily come to him as he defeated Ugo Humbert 6-3, 6-2, 6-3.
Nadal next plays either Sam Querrey in what will be his 39th appearance in a Grand Slam quarter-final. The 33-year-old Spaniard is chasing his 19th title at the majors, which would put him just one behind the all-time record of 20 held by Roger Federer — his potential opponent in the semi-finals.
For Federer, the 11-time Wimbledon Champion, Japanese Kei Nishikori stands in his way of making to the semi-final.
The Serbian top seed will face David Goffin in what will be his 11th quarterfinal at the All England Club.
(with news agency inputs)