The men's singles draw at the All England Club has reached the quarter-final stage, with eight players left in the chase for Wimbledon crown. As was expected, three leading title contenders are still in the hunt, together with some lower-ranked rivals who will make significant progress through the ATP ranking list once the event is over.
Novak Djokovic is through to his 11th Wimbledon quarter-final following a dominant win over Ugo Humbert, competing on a high level so far and defending 360 out of 2000 points so far. The last year's semi-finalist Rafael Nadal is also on an impressive run, passing a tricky second-round clash with Nick Kyrgios without too many troubles and toppling Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Joao Sousa to find himself in the last eight for the seventh time.
Rafa will face the lowest-ranked player left in the draw Sam Querrey in the battle for the semis, with the American advancing into the quarters here for the third time in the last four years. Sam will return into the top-40 for the first time since September last year with these points, beating Tennys Sandgren in the fourth round and hoping for a miracle against Rafa that would have propelled him into the top-25 for the first time in a year.
Just a few weeks before the 38th birthday, Roger Federer is still among the players to beat here, demolishing Matteo Berrettini 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 in no time at all to advance into the record-breaking 17th Wimbledon quarter-final, defending the points from 2018 and staying miles in front of Dominic Thiem, Alexander Zverev and Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Roger will battle against Kei Nishikori for the place in the semi-final, with the Japanese as the fourth and last top-10 player left in the draw. Kei is just five points behind Stefanos Tsitsipas on the live ATP ranking list and if he beats Roger Kei would pass both Tsitsipas and Zverev, to enter the top-5 for the first time since April 2017!
Roberto Bautista Agut is the only player who has won every set in the first four rounds, securing the spot in the first Wimbledon quarter-final and returning into the top-20, together with David Goffin who will face Novak Djokovic for the place in the last four.
Guido Pella has spent the most time on the court so far and is through to the first Major quarter-final after a thrilling win over Milos Raonic from two sets to love down. If Bautista Agut, Goffin, Pella or Querrey fail to win the title, Daniil Medvedev will make a debut in the top-10, ousting Kevin Anderson who couldn't repeat the last year's run when he played in the final.
Fernando Verdasco, Sam Querrey, Mikhail Kukushkin and Ugo Humbert are the biggest movers in the top-50 and it should be interesting to check the official ranking list on Monday and trace all the changes after the third Grand Slam of the season.