The field is down to eight. It still includes the top five seeds and seven of the top ten players in the game, so there’s still plenty of uncertainty. Novak Djokovic showed some chinks in the armor during yesterday’s match against Lleyton Hewitt; Rafael Nadal is never a lock on a hard court; Roger Federer has what may be the toughest quarterfinal draw of the top four; and despite a drubbing last time he played Andy Murray, Kei Nishikori is playing as well as ever.
Oddly enough for such a steady player, this is only David Ferrer‘s second grand slam quarterfinal since 2008 and just his sixth quarterfinal in 36 career slams. In his last slam quarter–Melbourne last year–he beat world number one Nadal. The odds will be even steeper against him this week.
Player SF F W (1)Novak Djokovic 75.4% 49.2% 31.0% (5)David Ferrer 24.6% 9.6% 3.4% (4)Andy Murray 66.5% 30.9% 16.2% (24)Kei Nishikori 33.5% 10.4% 3.8% (11)Juan Martin Del Potro 36.0% 14.0% 4.9% (3)Roger Federer 64.0% 34.0% 16.4% (7)Tomas Berdych 36.6% 15.9% 6.0% (2)Rafael Nadal 63.4% 36.1% 18.3%