Roger Federer out of Wimbledon after five-set loss to Kevin Anderson

Novak Djokovic reveals what was his best match in career

Three-time Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic topped Russia's Karen Khachanov 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 to reach the quarterfinals of the Grand Slam event for the 10th time.

The former world number one and three-times champion played some sublime tennis, and showed plenty of fire in altercations with the umpire, as he swept past Japan's Kei Nishikori 6-3 3-6 6-2 6-2.

Djokovic hasn't made a Grand Slam semifinal since the 2016 US Open (when he lost in the finals).

Anderson, who reached the U.S. Open final previous year, saved a match point in the third set before recovering to beat the Swiss top seed 2-6 6-7 (5) 7-5 6-4 13-11 after four hours and 14 minutes on Court One.

"I think the first warning was unnecessary", said Djokovic, who was sanctioned in the second set for spearing his racquet into the court. "Be honest", Djokovic asked.

The fifth game of the third set was nearly a mirror of the third game of the second - which Nishikori had held despite three break points.

Later in the match, Djokovic was clearly frustrated and complained of "double standards" when Nishikori was not punished for a racket throw.

Rafael Nadal awaits in the semifinals after the Spaniard took the scenic route in a five-set marathon against Juan Martin del Potro; a rematch of the 2011 contest where Djokovic first tasted success on the lawns of south west London.

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Djokovic was able to regain his composure, though, and managed to win by four sets to one.

He added: "I played very well in Queen's (where he finished runner-up) coming into Wimbledon".

Having already been critical of what he described as unfair treatment from the Wimbledon crowd during his clash with Kyle Edmund, Djokovic was less than impressed with the umpires decision.

Defending champion Roger Federer's hopes of a ninth Wimbledon title are over after he let slip a two-set lead as he lost to No 8 seed Kevin Anderson in the quarter-finals.

"After surgery I didn't think it was going to take me so much time to really get on the desired level".

"I feel like I'm peaking at the right moment", declared the 12th seeded Serb after joining Americans John McEnroe and Pete Sampras in fourth place on the list of most Wimbledon semi-final appearances in the Open Era.

But the second seed stayed alive by taking the fourth set before the gripping drama continued in an electrifying deciding set in which both players were left diving after volleys and slipping over as they chased after blinding winners. "I didn't harm the grass", he said. I get the warning, he doesn't, so it's not fair.

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