After repeatedly digging himself out of hard situations, Nadal finally succumbed, broken in the last game of a 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 15-13 loss to Muller on Monday.
That's bad news for Berdych, who makes his second straight trip to the Wimbledon semifinals after Djokovic was forced to retire with an injury. He was particularly impressive in a round of 32 victory against Ernests Gulbis, where for the first time in a long time he was playing with the intensity that defined his dominant run from 2014-2016. But Federer set up match point with an ace, then won when Raonic hit a return wide.
Roger Federer did just that after undergoing knee surgery previous year, and the decision looks to be a wise one as he closes in on yet another Wimbledon title.
Roger Federer celebrates during his match against Milos Raonic. While his opponent Querrey became the first Amercican since 2009 to reach semi-final after Andy Roddick who finished 2nd in Wimbledon 2009. "It's a great challenge to have the opportunity to play him", said the 31-year-old.
In what will be the oldest quarter-final lineup at Wimbledon in the Open era (5 players older than 30), 8 players will battle for the place in the semis on Wednesday. He already had missed last year's French Open in May, ending a record streak of 65 consecutive appearances at Grand Slam tournaments, and then skipped the Rio de Janeiro Olympics and U.S. Open, too.
Murray raced through the opening set with no sign that his hip was slowing him down, but after being pegged back in the second, he grimaced in pain in the third when the Querrey hit a backhand victor at 4-5. "I think they're going to look at some flights and probably head over".
Federer outclassed the Canadian 6-4, 6-2, 7-6 (7-4) to reach the last four for a record 12th time.
The last set Nadal had lost at a major was the fifth in the Australian Open final in January against Federer.
Now only Berdych stands between the seven-time champion and his 11th Wimbledon final.
"I'm just very happy that I'm still doing so well".
After the Djokovic-Berdych match, Gilles Muller of Germany will see action on Court 1 against Marin Cilic of Croatia in what many believe to be the most competitive of the four Quarterfinal matches. The Djokovic-Mannarino fourth-rounder was postponed until Tuesday; it had been scheduled for No. 1 Court after Nadal-Muller concluded.
And he showed the tenacity that may be required to take the next step into the final as he beat Rafael Nadal's conqueror Muller 3-6 7-6 (8/6) 7-5 5-7 6-1 on Court One. I had a schedule to play all the time.
Simona Halep or Johanna Konta?