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Wimbledon 2019 action continues with more star-studded fixtures at this year’s Championships. Once again, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are the three favourites for success in the men’s event.
Third seed Nadal faced fewer problems against Japanese qualifier Yuichi Sugita in the first round, winning 6-3 6-1 6-3.
The No. 3 seed and two-time champion outlasted Nick Kyrgios, 6-3, 3-6, 7-6(5), 7-6(3), in a circus-like atmosphere on Centre Court to advance to the third round.
In the third round, the Spaniard gave a masterclass in defenestrating the two-times semi-finalist Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-2, 6-3, 6-2.
Nadal showcased his credentials for the Wimbledon title by dispatching Joao Sousa 6-2 6-2 6-2 on Centre Court in the last 16 stages.
In the quarterfinals, Nadal will face Sam Querrey. Querrey has reached the quarter-finals for the third time in four years at Wimbledon in a far more straightforward draw than his previous pathway. The American must be respected at this level on grass, where he has previously defeated Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray, and he is very difficult to break on serve.
According to Vbet, Rafael Nadal is the favourite to win the match.