Murray, the defending champion, was the first to bow out, losing to Sam Querrey in five sets, and that too after starting the match so well. He'll face U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic of Croatia in the next round. "But for me, it didn't make a big difference".
On Court One, Serbia's three-time victor Novak Djokovic plays Czech 11th seed Tomas Berdych, after Croatia's seventh seed Marin Cilic plays 16th seed Gilles Muller of Luxembourg, conqueror of world number two Rafael Nadal in round four. In the final throes of defeat, three-time grand slam victor Murray appeared completely bereft of flow and rhythm due to his troublesome hip injury, losing 12 of the last 14 games. The two players have one of the more one-sided head-to-head series among active players in ATP tennis. "You can't take that for granted", Cilic said.
"I can be more aggressive". Djokovic, who owns a 25-2 career record against Berdych, had a trainer massage his right shoulder during his fourth-round win, so it will be important to see how that part of his body holds up in the quarterfinals. "You have to make sure you average is as high as possible every day and I think I'm doing a great job this week".
What an incredible week it has been at Wimbledon so far and the action is only getting better, as we enter the world of Men's quarterfinal match-ups. "He played really well past year".
Two of those losses came against Novak Djokovic, but he's also out of the tournament. Federer beat Raonic in the 2014 semifinals, then lost to him in last year's semifinals. A lot went wrong for Federer during that match as he suffered a fall that cost him a lot of late-season events in 2016. "Still a huge match in front of me and in front of Roger, as well".
Murray restored his lead after Querrey played a sloppy tiebreak in the third set.
Querrey toppled Thomas Fabbiano, Nikoloz Basilashvili, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Kevin Anderson in the opening rounds of Wimbledon. Cilic is 4-0 all-time against Querrey. He's right outside of the big four.
Federer, 35, made short work of beating last year's runner-up with a trademark display on Centre Court as he won in his 100th singles match at Wimbledon. The retirement happened in the second set. "Now I'll sit down with my team and look at the next step, look a little bit longer term", Murray said. "Potentially that can hurt anyone in the game".