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Wimbledon, England (Sports Network) - Top seed and defending champion Novak Djokovic and six-time winner Roger Federer secured berths in the quarterfinals at The Championships, Wimbledon. Falcons custom Youth jerseys . Djokovic moved into a 13th straight Grand Slam quarterfinal by dismantling his Serbian Davis Cup teammate Viktor Troicki 6-3, 6-1, 6-3 in a mere 90 minutes under the roof on Centre Court, as rain wreaked havoc on the mens fourth- round schedule Monday at the All England Lawn Tennis Club. Djokovic broke his good friend six times and simply controlled the match from start to finish. The 25-year-old Djokovic is now 31-1 over his last five majors and 43-2 over his last seven Grand Slams. Djokovic reached his first-ever Wimbledon final and captured his first-ever title here with a victory over Rafael Nadal a year ago. He has won four of the last six major finals and was the French Open runner-up to Nadal last month. The formidable Belgrade native will meet the Richard Gasquet-Florian Mayer winner on Wednesday. Federer landed in a record 33rd straight Grand Slam quarterfinal with a less- than-routine four-set victory on Day 7. The third-seeded former world No. 1 great held off capable Belgian grass- courter Xavier Malisse 7-6 (7-1), 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 on the famed Centre Court. The victory also marked the 850th of Federers remarkable career. Federer and Malisse had to wait out a brief rain delay and the Swiss icon had to summon a trainer to treat a sore back while leading 4-3 in the opening set. "I feel way better than a few hours ago," Federer said. "Honestly, Im not too worried. Ive had bad backs over the years. I just have to keep an eye on it now. I hope Ill be 100 percent on Wednesday." The 30-year-old Federer ultimately prevailed in 2 hours, 11 minutes with the help of six breaks and nine aces. Malisse also recorded nine aces, but managed only half as many breaks as his Swiss counterpart on a dreary day. Malisse beat Federer in their first ATP meeting in 1999, but the sublime Swiss has now won their last 10 matchups, including a pair of battles at Wimbledon. The 31-year-old Malisse was a Wimbledon semifinalist in 2002. In addition to his six titles, Federer was the 2008 Wimbledon runner-up to Rafael Nadal, as the two men played in an epic five-set final that is regarded by many as the greatest match in tennis history. Federer, who reached seven straight Wimbledon finals from 2003-09, is still seeking his first Grand Slam title since the 2010 Australian Open. The Swiss star will meet 26th-seeded Russian veteran Mikhail Youzhny in the round of eight. Youzhny had been 0-6 in his previous fourth-round matches at the AELTC, but the gritty Russian finally secured a berth in his first-ever Wimbledon quarterfinal by outlasting Uzbekistans Denis Istomin 6-3, 5-7, 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 7-5. The 30-year-old Youzhny has now reached at least the quarters at all four majors, including trips into a pair of U.S. Open semifinals. Five other mens fourth-round matches were suspended or postponed because of rain. Fourth-seeded British hopeful Andy Murray was leading 16th-seeded Croat Marin Cilic 7-5, 3-1; 10th-seeded American Mardy Fish was ahead of fifth- seeded French slugger Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-4, 1-1; and 31st-seeded German Florian Mayer was leading 18th-seeded Frenchman Richard Gasquet 6-3, 2-1 when play was called for the day. Matches between seventh-seeded Spaniard David Ferrer and ninth-seeded former U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina and 27th-seeded German Philipp Kohlschreiber and American qualifier Brian Baker were washed out altogether on Day 7. Sam Baker Jersey . Manager Davey Johnson made the announcement Saturday morning with the Nationals holding the best record in the majors. He said the media attention surrounding the innings limit for the 24-year-old right-hander was affecting the pitcher. Brent Grimes Jersey . Giroux had surgery on his right wrist to repair torn cartilage and surgery on left wrist to remove bone spurs. He needs six weeks of recovery time. . Carters family will take part in the tribute on April 5 at Citi Field before the Mets play the Atlanta Braves. His wife, Sandy, says "it will be an incredible experience" to celebrate his legacy by having the family throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Julio Jones Jersey . -- Darren McFadden needed one series to show hes in midseason form for Oakland following a foot injury that cut his last season short. Falcons Iphone Case .ca looks back at 10 memorable storylines from the history of the event in 10 days.TORONTO -- Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment has named Tom Anselmi as its president and chief operating officer. Anselmi formerly served as executive vice president and COO of the Toronto-based sports organization, which counts the NHLs Maple Leafs, NBAs Raptors, AHLs Marlies and Toronto FC of Major League Soccer among its properties. He replaces former president Richard Peddie, who stepped down at the end of last year. "Toms proven strength in operations has made him a respected leader here at MLSE and across the sports and entertainment industry," MLSE chairman Larry Tanenbaum saaid in a statement. Brett Favre Falcons Jersey. . "His passion for our teams and our fans makes Tom the perfect choice as president and COO of this great organization." Anselmi will oversee all MLSE operations in his new role. "Im honoured to be appointed president and COO of one of the premier sports and entertainment organizations in the world," Anselmi said in a release. "The opportunities for MLSE are limitless, and it all starts with a focus on building winning teams, strengthening our relationship with fans, and enhancing our positive impact in the community." ' ' '

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