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Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 22 July 2018

WATCH: Day 7 Wimbledon highlights and quarter-finals guides and predictions: Federer and Serena to reach semis

Defending champion Roger Federer stayed on course for a record ninth Wimbledon title on Monday as he thumped Frenchman Adrian Mannarino 6-0, 7-5, 6-4 to reach the quarter-finals.

The Swiss top seed needed only 16 minutes to wrap up the first set and next faces Kevin Anderson who battled past Frenchman Gael Monfils 7-6, 7-6, 5-7, 7-6.

Rafael Nadal was equally brutal in his 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 win over Jiri Vesely to book a quarter-final spot for the first time since 2011.

Former champion Novak Djokovic dismissed Russia's Karen Khachanov 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 to reach the last eight.

Djokovic, three-times winner at the All England Club, next meets 24th seed Kei Nishikori of Japan who beat Latvia's Ernests Gulbis 4-6, 7-6, 7-6, 6-1.

Seven-time champion Serena Williams powered past Russian qualifier Evgeniya Rodina, posting her 90th singles match win at the All England Club with a 6-2, 6-2 victory.

German 11th seed Angelique Kerber ensured she was the highest-seeded player remaining in the women's draw with a 6-3, 7-6 win over Switzerland's Belinda Bencic.

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PREDICTIONS:

Men's quarter-finals

Roger Federer to beat Kevin Anderson

Novak Djokovic to beat Kei Nishikori

Milos Raonic to beat John Isner

* Rafael Nadal to face either Juan Martin del Potro or Gilles Simon (play Tuesday)

Women's quarter-finals

Serena Williams to beat Camila Giorgi

Jelena Ostapenko to beat D Cibulkova

Angelique Kerber to beat Daria Kasatkina

Julia Gorges to beat Kiki Bertens