Novak Djokovic is confident he can gain revenge over Tommy Haas when they meet in the quarter-finals after losing to the German in the Halle final earlier this month: "I hadn't felt comfortable on the court at all in that final. I was still getting used to grass and the movements, the way I should play. Here it is a different story, I've already played really well in the last two, three matches so I'm quite confident. Right now physically and mentally I'm in the right direction."
LONDON (AFP) - Andy Murray marked the first appearance for a competitive match of Wimbledon's 80-million-pound Centre Court roof by clinching a late-night five-set thriller.
The British third seed defeated brave Swiss 19th seed Stanislas Wawrinka 2-6, 6-3, 6-3, 5-7, 6-3 in a fourth round clash which ended at 2239GMT, the latest finish in Wimbledon history.
Murray, bidding to end Britain's 73-year wait for a home men's champion, stayed on course for a dream final against five-time winner Roger Federer who eased into his 25th Grand Slam quarter-final with a 6-4, 7-6 (7/5), 7-6 (7/5) win over Robin Soderling.
Murray was angry that his Wimbledon fourth round clash was played under the new 80-million-pound Centre Court roof, but believes the steambath conditions it creates could prove a powerful ally.
"When you haven't experienced something before, it's tough to just walk out there and know how the court's going to play," said Murray.
"Now I know how I'll have to change my game if I do play under the roof, and I'll know the way that the court plays. In my opinion, there's quite a big difference."
Murray believes the court is a different beast when it is covered, changing the whole dynamic of a grasscourt match.
"It's very heavy and very humid and you are sweating so much. I noticed it very early."
Murray will now tackle Spain's former world number one Juan Carlos Ferrero while Federer meets giant Croatian Ivo Karlovic.