Nishikori reaches Wimbledon QF, will next face Djokovic

Centre Court crowd

Gulbis, who won the ace count 18-7, beat Nishikori with a chip at the net to give himself two set points and took it on the first.

Nishikori will face qualifier Ernests Gulbis after the Latvian rolled German fourth seed Alexander Zverev 7-6 (7-2) 4-6 5-7 6-3 6-0 - his third straight five-setter in a row.

Nishikori and the 15th-seeded Kyrgios, a former Wimbledon quarterfinalist, began their match on No. 1 Court only after 7 p.m. local time, meaning light was fading toward the end of the 1½-hour match.

"I think I have a small tear in this ligament here, so I will check with the doctors".

For now, the harsh truth is Kyrgios's ceiling doesn't reach as high as that of grand slam champion in waiting.

"I'm happy to have gotten past that wall", said Nishikori. "Yeah, I know what you mean".

"It was great to win that first set quickly".

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Osaka said she found playing on Wimbledon's famous center court overwhelming.

"I think now we just officially park the conversation of Nick always drifting into the grand slam contender conversation", SEN tennis expert Brett Phillips said on Monday.

The 19-year-old was no match for the legendary Spaniard but will be better for the experience in his maiden Wimbledon campaign. His reward is a last-eight match-up against either three-time champion Novak Djokovic or unseeded Karen Khachanov of Russian Federation. "I didn't deserve to be treated the way I was treated by certain individuals".

The three-time champion won 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 on Centre Court, serving out the match with an ace to reach the round of 16 for the 11th time at the All England Club.

Ever since his stunning debut at the All England Club in 2014 when he went on a giant-killing spree that included the scalps of Richard Gasquet and Rafael Nadal to reach the quarter-finals, the expectations on the young Aussie have risen when the year's third major rolls around. Djokovic complained to the chair umpire but the call stood - even though TV replays also showed Edmund's shot had actually landed wide.

"I was 100 percent convinced it (bounced) twice", Djokovic said. I tried to move him more. Djokovic got into a bit of a two-sided argument with the crowd after he was booed following a time violation in the third set. It was a very long match for me, very gruelling. Obviously getting broken first game didn't help me.

"I'll go and watch some football". That's what I didn't like. "You just try to stay in the moment as much as possible, it's one of most important things you can do". "I would prefer to play, like, a South American guy who's never played on grass before".

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