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“I went to bed last night, and I thought I could maybe win the tournament, the way I was playing,” said Fish, who hadn’t played a match in 2½ months before Wimbledon because of an accelerated heartbeat.

Murray eliminated No. 16 Marin Cilic 7-5, 6-2, 6-3 to prolong Britain’s hopes for its first male champion at Wimbledon since 1936; Ferrer easily got past No. 9 Juan Martin del Potro 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 to earn his debut trip to the quarterfinals at the All England Club; Mayer defeated No. 18 Richard Gasquet 6-3, 6-1, 3-6, 6-2 to return to the round of eight for the first time since 2004.

“I can play everything. I can play serve-and-volley. I can play drop shots. I can play with slice. I can play fast. So I will try to irritate him, maybe, a little bit,” Mayer said about Djokovic. “You never know in tennis. Everything is possible.”