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Novak Djokovic will continue his Wimbledon title defence when he faces David Goffin in the quarter-finals.

Schedule & Stats: Djokovic, Federer, Nadal Headline QF Action Wednesday

Djokovic opens Centre Court action against Goffin

The schedule is out for quarter-final day at Wimbledon, and will feature the top two seeds – Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer – in action on Centre Court. Djokovic will kick off proceedings Wednesday afternoon against No. 21 seed and recent NOVENTI OPEN finalist David Goffin. Federer will follow the defending champion on Centre with his 11th FedEx Head2Head meeting against eighth seed Kei Nishikori.

Rafael Nadal, the third seed, headlines the action on No. 1 Court, and will play American Sam Querrey in the second match. Fellow Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut will face Argentina’s Guido Pella earlier in the day.

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ORDER OF PLAY – WEDNESDAY, 10 JULY 2019

CENTRE COURT START 1:00pm
[1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) v [21] David Goffin (BEL)
[2] Roger Federer (SUI) v [8] Kei Nishikori (JPN)

NO. 1 COURT START 1:00pm
[23] Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) v [26] Guido Pella (ARG)
[3] Rafael Nadal (ESP) v Sam Querrey (USA)

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THE LAST EIGHT

Player  Age Time On Court Best Wimbledon Run
[1] Djokovic 32  8:18 Won 2011, 14-15, 18
[2] Federer 37  6:47 Won 2003-07, 09, 12, 17
[3] Nadal 33  8:38 Won 2008, 10
[8] Nishikori 29  8:31 QF 2018-19
[21] Goffin 28  10:01 QF 2019
[23] Bautista Agut 31  6:48 QF 2019
[26] Pella 29  12:47  QF 2019
Querrey 31  8:54 SF 2017

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WHAT THEY SAID

[1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) v [21] David Goffin (BEL)
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Djokovic: “We've never faced each other on grass. I definitely have to prepare myself for that, do some analysis. I think grass is quite suitable to his style of the game. He's one of the quickest players on the Tour. I think his footwork is probably his biggest asset. He manages to get himself in the right positions, he is balanced on some shots that most of the other guys aren't really balanced. Finals of Halle against Roger before Wimbledon, now he's in quarters, playing really well… David is someone who knows how to play on a big stage. He doesn't get overwhelmed with the experience.”

Goffin: “Novak is playing so well in Grand Slams. He is so tough to beat him in best of five and especially here on grass. I think when he's playing his best tennis, is the World No. 1, is probably the best… But he's so consistent. This is what he's playing for now, win Grand Slams. It's tough. He's so solid... [The Big Three] are so tough to beat in Grand Slams. But they are humans, so I will try to do my best.”

[2] Roger Federer (SUI) v [8] Kei Nishikori (JPN)
FedEx ATP Head2Head: Federer leads 7-3

Federer: “I think it's going to be tough. Plus he's getting into quarters with a lot of energy. I remember some of the Slams recently he arrived into the later stages of Slams with maybe some tough matches going into it. So far it's been really easy for him. I think he's ready. I'm a big fan of his game. I think he's got one of the best backhands in the game that we have right now. He's a great return player. Solid mentally. I always thought he was a great talent. I know him since he's probably 16, 17 years old. So it's been nice to see him grow there. I've played him on grass before, maybe never here. I know what to expect. I think there's going to be no surprises from either one of us.”

Nishikori: “I'm sure that I have to play good tennis to beat Roger, because he's the best player on the grass. I think he seems to be playing good this week, last two weeks... I'm sure it's going to be tough, but I feel like I am very confident this week, playing good tennis… I'm happy to playing Roger now because I think I'm in good shape now. I know it's not going to be easy, but I will enjoy for sure.”

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[23] Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) v [26] Guido Pella (ARG)
FedEx ATP Head2Head: Bautista Agut leads 2-0

Pella: “It's a very nice feeling, because seriously, I never thought that I was going to make a quarter-finals in a Grand Slam, so it is a great feeling for me. It's a great feeling that I feel support from the crowd and that feeling is massive. So I will try to keep doing my best. I have a very tough match in the next round, but I will keep fighting, keep playing, and if I can have some chances, maybe I will take it.”

[3] Rafael Nadal (ESP) v Sam Querrey (USA)
FedEx ATP Head2Head: Nadal leads 4-1

Nadal: “I think he played the semi-finals in 2017, close match to be in the final. 2017 was an amazing year for him. When he plays well, he can be very, very dangerous in all surfaces. But, of course, in fast surfaces, when he serves with his aggressive game, maybe more.”

Querrey: “I have never played him here…It's his least favourite place of the Slams and he's final-ed it five times. And he's been rolling through guys. It's going to be tough. I'm going to have to serve incredibly well, take my chances when I get them, and hopefully I can have a good day out there.”

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