Federer wins 100th Wimbledon match to reach 13th semi-final

United States Serena Williams returns to Germany's Julia Goerges in a Women's singles match during day six of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Saturday

It will be the first Nadal-Federer match at Wimbledon since their epic 2008 final - which Nadal won in a five-set thriller that took 4 hours, 48 minutes to play (a men's final record).

The 31-year-old Bautista Agut, who had never been past the fourth round of a Grand Slam before, was the only player to reach the quarterfinals without dropping a set.

Novak Djokovic took what was shaping up as an entertaining, well-played matchup in the Wimbledon quarterfinals and quickly turned it into a lopsided romp with a 10-game run.

Roger Federer waves as he leaves the court after beating Kei Nishikori.

"I feel like conditions were slightly different", he said.

Djokovic, the defending champion, will be first on Centre Court against David Goffin, and eight-time champion Federer follows against Kei Nishikori. "He was dictating the play from the baseline", Djokovic told Wimbledon.com after the match.

Federer and Nadal have met 39 times in their careers but just three times at Wimbledon.

Nadal, a two-time champion, will be second on No. 1 Court on Wednesday against Sam Querrey. I know now starts the most hard part of the tournament.

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When Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal faced off four weeks ago in the final of the French Open, the wind whipped so fiercely that clouds of red-clay dust stung their eyes and toyed with the timing of their serves and strokes.

"I have been playing good matches". Then as I'm signing, the guy says, Congratulations for your 100.

He went on to discuss the prospect of facing Djokovic for a ticket to the final.

The Spaniard made a jaw-dropping start to his quarter-final as he won all 12 points during his first three service games. Other than that, I've won in straight sets and played really well.

Goffin was on top in the early stages on Wednesday as he sensed the opportunity to become the first Belgian man to make the semi-finals at a Slam since Xavier Malisse at Wimbledon in 2002.

The world number seven fended off a break point in a long first game of the third set, but Federer's patience paid off when he went a break up at 4-3 with a searing forehand victor. "He was everywhere", said a shattered Goffin. It´s so tough. Even if you play well, it´s not enough because he continues to play deep, close from the line, left, right. Batista Agut could hardly believe he had at finally broken into the last-four of a major at the 27th attempt.

Bautista Agut, a first-time Grand Slam semifinalist, was supposed to be on the island of Ibiza right now, having a bachelor party with his friends before his November wedding. I guess this is where - especially Nadal, Federer and myself, in a way - we go onto the next level in terms of tennis and focus.

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