It was the world number 56’s third five-set match in four rounds and his first career comeback from two sets to love down.
The world No 1, who is bidding to reach his 25th consecutive Grand Slam quarter-final, had seemed set for a shock exit when he fell two sets down to the big-serving South African.
The Court Two crowd booed Kyrgios as he appeared to deliberately lose the third game of the second set, with the 20 -year-old having been riled at being handed a code violation for swearing by umpire James Keothavong.
In short, how Anderson serves and how Djokovic receives holds the key to how the contest will play out.Djokovic has been calmness personified which may be down to his regular visits to a nearby Buddhist temple or else the fact he has not dropped a set and took just an hour and a half to oust Tomic in the last round.
Anderson grabbed the first two sets 7-6, 7-6 before Djokovic started firing on all cylinders.
(AP Photo/Alastair Grant). Andy Murray of Britain reacts in frustration after losing a point to Ivo Karlovic of Croatia during their singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Monday July 6, 2015.
The giant Croat fired down 29 aces and regularly tipped the speed gun over 130mph but Murray made the most of his chances and, bar a brief wobble when he lost the third set, claimed a comfortable 7-6(7) 6-4 5-7 6-4 victory. Federer is seeded second.
This includes a 6-3 6-4 6-2 win at Wimbledon in 2011.
The 12th-seeded Frenchman beat 2010 Wimbledon runner-up Tomas Berdych 6-3, 6-3, 6-2.
“Even being down two sets, it didn’t faze me”, Pospisil said.
The fifth set will be played on Court 1 at 8:00 a.m. ET.
The oft-criticized USA tennis program got a nice boost on the women’s side, gaining three of the eight quarterfinal spots.
Sisters Serena and Venus Williams kick off the action on Centre Court today, and they’re no strangers to facing each other.
Keys, from Boca Raton, Fla., is seeded No. 21, but Vandeweghe, unseeded, was the bigger surprise. Now, can Anderson finally get over that grand slam hump? Her opponent in Monday’s round-of-16 match was sixth-seeded Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic, the French Open finalist last month.
There’s really nothing more to say about Djokovic, as he’s clearly the best in the world and has shown no weakness in his game for quite some time. “It was one of my worst matches of the tournament“. “I think I executed tactically everything I intended before the match to move him around the court, mix up the pace, not really give him the same look”.
“I don’t think people appreciate how hard it is to grow up under the spotlight, how hard it is to have loads of people expecting you to be ideal from a young age”, he said. She is followed by Maria Sharapova who is a long way behind at 7/1 and Agnieszka Radwanska who is at 14/1.