Usual suspects hold court at Wimbledon

Defending champion Roger Federer is favourite to claim a record-extending ninth Wimbledon title

After a first week dominated by upsets the likes of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic appear poised to give Wimbledon's back end a familiar look

Ffive of the top 10 men have already gone home but Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have dropped just one set between them.

They will all be in action together for the first time this tournament on Monday, the unique day in the tennis calendar when all the fourth-round matches are played on the same day.

Federer is yet to face a break point let alone drop a set and France's Adrian Mannarino will have his work cut out to change that - with the Swiss defending champions aiming for an unprecented 21st grand slam championship

Excitement is growing at the prospect of a Federer-Nadal final, 10 years after their classic meeting.

Eveen tough the Spaniard is among few hoping it does not happen.

Nadal, who will meet Czech Jiri Vesely as he bids to reach the quarter-finals for the first time since 2011, said: "If I am in the final, I prefer to face an easier opponent.

"I am not stupid. But if I am in the final, it will be great news."

Djokovic lost the opening set to Britain's Kyle Edmund in the third round but showed in his response, both in his play and to the hostile crowd, that the hunger is well and truly back.

"I thought it was a high quality tennis match, to be honest," he said.

"It was very, very, very intense. Just a couple points here and there."

Djokovic takes on Russian Karen Khachanov for a place in the last eight.

Fifth seed Juan Martin del Potro, eighth seed Kevin Anderson and former runner-up Milos Raonic stand out as the most likely challengers to the big three.