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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 September 2018

Wimbledon 2017: Murray, Federer and Djokovic in action on men's quarter-finals day

After the high drama of the women's event on Tuesday, it's time for the men to take centre stage. 

Roger Federer faces Milos Raonic for a place in the 2017 Wimbledon final on Wednesday. Facundo Arrizabalaga / EPA
Roger Federer faces Milos Raonic for a place in the 2017 Wimbledon final on Wednesday. Facundo Arrizabalaga / EPA

(1) Andy Murray v (24) Sam Querrey - Centre Court, 4pm (UAE)

World No 1 Andy Murray hopes to follow Johanna Konta's lead and become the second Briton to reach the semi-finals at Wimbledon, following the women's world No 7's stirring quarter-final win over Simona Halep on Tuesday. Murray, 30, is the defending champion and can expect plenty of bombs to be thrown his way by the big-serving 6ft 6in American, who has fired down 99 aces already at the All England Club, second most for this year's tournament.

Head-to-head: Murray leads 7-1

(6) Milos Raonic v (3) Roger Federer - second on Centre Court

Roger Federer has warned his quarter-final foe Milos Raonic he is a completely different player to the one that lost to the Canadian at Wimbledon 12 months ago. Federer plays Raonic on Wednesday for a place in the last four at the All England Club and in a re-run of last year's semi-final, when Raonic overpowered the Swiss in five sets. Raonic was beaten b Murray two days later while Federer reacted by taking six months off to recover from a niggling knee problem.

Head-to-head: Federer has nine wins to Raonic's three

(7) Marin Cilic v (16) Gilles Muller - first on Court One - 4pm

Muller returns to action 48 hours after emerging victorious from the defining match of the 2017 Wimbledon Championships, when the 16th seed from Luxembourg defeated Rafael Nadal 15-13 in the fifth set after a near five hour battle. Muller will hope to avoid the 'Rafa curse' that has seen each unfancied opponent to have beaten the Spaniard at Wimbledon lose in the next round. Standing in Muller's way of a semi-final place will be an imposing proposition in the form of Croatian seventh seed Cilic, who has made serene progress through the draw to reach the last eight. Cilic is yet to drop a set and his thrashing of Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut in the fourth round shows he means business at the All England Club. Muller and Cilic most recently met at Queen's Club before Wimbledon, with the latter winning over three tight sets.

Head-to-head: Cilic has won both encounters with Muller

(11) Tomas Berdych v (2) Novak Djokovic - second on Court One

Three-time champion Novak Djokovic overcame an injury scare to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals for the ninth time on Tuesday and then lashed out at the Centre Court, claiming a hole has opened up on the famous surface. The second seed needed treatment on his long-standing right shoulder injury during his 6-2, 7-6, 6-4 win over France's Adrian Mannarino. But as well as worrying about the state of his shoulder, the 30-year-old Serb slammed the poor quality of the All England Club courts. Former finalist Tomas Berdych reached the last eight at Wimbledon after coming through a brutal five set tussle with Austrian Dominic Thiem on Monday. Berdych, who lost to Rafa Nadal in the 2010 final, came through a near three-hour encounter on Court Three against the world No 8.

Head-to-head: The Serb has the Cezch's card marked: 25 wins against two losses

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