London (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic marched into his 50th Grand Slam quarterfinal while Roger Federer became the oldest man in the modern era to make the last-eight at Wimbledon on ‘Manic Monday’ at the All England Club.
World number one Djokovic, chasing a sixth Wimbledon and record-equalling 20th major, eased into the last-eight for the 12th time with a 6-2, 6-4, 6-2 win over Chile’s Cristian Garin.
Federer, who will be 40 in just under five weeks’ time, brushed aside Italy’s Lorenzo Sonego 7-5, 6-4, 6-2 to make the quarterfinals at Wimbledon for the 18th time and 58th overall at the majors.
Djokovic will next face Hungary’s Marton Fucsovics, one of a host of players booking last-eight spots at the tournament for the first time.
The list included women’s top seed Ashleigh Barty, second seed Aryna Sabalenka, Karolina Pliskova, Viktorija Golubic as well as Matteo Berrettini, Denis Shapovalov, Karen Khachanov and Felix Auger-Aliassime in the men’s draw.
Djokovic is halfway to a calendar Grand Slam.
Only two men have swept all four majors in the same year with Rod Laver the most recent back in 1969.
“Confidence levels are very high after winning the French Open,” said Djokovic.
“It was one of my biggest wins in the circumstances -- two five-setters, two four-setters in the second week.