Wimbledon Day 8 | Djokovic fills last place in the quarter-finals

Querrey proved his big-match mettle against Novak Djokovic past year but his second grand slam quarter-final will be a real test inside a raucous Centre Court.

"For a player to play a five to six-hour match, come back the next day and perform - it's not really what your body's looking for", said the Serb.

Williams said: "I'm sure that the women, we would want more matches on Centre or Court One over the whole fortnight".

Djokovic will face 2010 Wimbledon finalist Tomas Berdych, a man he has beaten 25 times in 27 matches, on Wednesday in the quarterfinals.

Twelve months ago he defeated the Frenchman in the second round."I'm delighted with the performance".

But he did not appear to have much difficulty with Mannarino, except briefly in the second set, when Djokovic became frustrated with his play.

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Djokovic, who also called for the doctor after just three games and showed concerns over the condition of the court, was still able to progress with a degree of comfort against Mannarino - the world number 51 lacking the required consistency to seriously trouble his illustrious opponent. During the third set, he asked for a medical timeout and the physio had a look at his shoulder. This is the fourth round for both the players. But is true most of the time in the fifth he played more aggressive and he played better than me.

With his scheduling problem now out of the way and a three-set match in the books, Djokovic can turn his focus to Berdych.

However, after twice moving a mini-break ahead, the underdog was guilty of a succession of errors and Djokovic let out multiple roars of delight after taking his second set point with a powerful serve out wide. In the other match, Rybarikova was leading 6-3, 2-2 when rain halted play. Wimbledon is the only Slam that attempts to push through the men's and the women's fourth round matches so that from Tuesday the men and the women alternate with a full day of rest the rest of the way to the final. But gradually, after a period of uncertainty that had lasted half an hour, Djokovic reasserted himself and won out 7-5.

Djokovic had spent Monday night hanging around in the referees' office while Centre Court lay vacant after Gilles Muller finally finished off Rafael Nadal on Court No 1.

Novak Djokovic has slammed Wimbledon officials for a scheduling debacle that has left the triple champion playing catch-up against his quarter-final rivals.

  • Toni Ryan