"They have another girls playing on the Centre Court now".
Also joining Nadal in the last-eight was his compatriot Roberto Bautista Agut who reached his first Wimbledon quarter-final and second at the majors this year when he defeated France's Benoit Paire 6-3, 7-5, 6-2. The 37-year-old Swiss lost his first set of the fortnight against 2018 Next Gen ATP Finals alternate Lloyd Harris, the first time he dropped a set in his first-round match at Wimbledon since 2010, when he came from two sets down against Alejandro Falla.
Following the traditional Sunday rest day, Nadal returned to the central court to show off how speedy his legs were and how effective his service was, which he held successfully, not allowing Sousa to create a single break point in the whole match, Efe news reported. He was the first to win a game in the third set. but the bickering hope didn't last for long.
"Young guys will eventually replace us at the top spots of the world".
Barty's match against Riske on Court No. 2 provided plenty of entertainment as it went the distance and it's been a constant theme of the year's third grand slam about whether she deserved top billing more than just once.
Thirty winners in all flew off Nadal's racket, none better than the running cross-court passing shot he flicked over the net as he chased down a Sousa dropshot to end a breathtaking 20-shot exchange.
Federer ousted 17th-seeded Matteo Berrettini 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 in a match that only lasted 1 hour, 14 minutes.
When the championships resume on Monday, the men's fourth round will feature more players older than 30 than younger - for the first time in the Open era. Against Kukushkin, the Japanese star converted five of his 13 break chances and won 61 per cent of his second-serve points, while the Kukushkin won only 44 per cent of his second-serve points.
"I know back in the amateur times, they were not playing all the slams because it was too far to travel to some places", said the Swiss after saluting the crowd which included Grand Slam champions of the calibre of Rod Laver, Billie Jean King and Martina Navratilova. Federer faces No. 8 Kei Nishikori next.