"Gulbis is someone that is very unpredictable and has a huge serve", Djokovic commented. The day can easily be considered as the biggest day in the Championship with the tournament at its halfway stage and lots of story lines unfolding.
Djokovic will next face Ernests Gulbis of Latvia, who shocked Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 (3).
Federer will next face 27th seed Mischa Zverev of Germany.
But until when the player doesn't decide that he wants to the best, no one can convince him.' Rafael Nadal's uncle and coach still believes Novak can go far in Wimbledon, where he triumphed in 2011, 2014 and 2015. There is a strong possibility that a future champion or upset of the Championships can come on this day - Day 7 at Wimbledon.
Despite that and a cold, Federer, playing in his 49 grand slam, dispatched him 7-6 (3) 6-4 6-4 and will now go on and meet the youngster Grigor Dimitrov in the round of 16, the Bulgarian who has been dubbed Baby Fed and who is reigniting his career which had seemed to falter after breaking into the sport and hailed as a future star.
This year's men's draw promises to be one of the most competitive in recent memory. Whereas in Halle he played from way back, which is highly unusual on the grass.
Federer is back in the game after having missed the end of the season 2016 to allow his left knee to heal after surgery and he has regained his touch of yesteryear. "I put all my effort to try to do it well", he said. "I was efficient on my serve".
Mischa and Sascha Zverev are the first pair of brothers to reach the third round at the same Wimbledon in 33 years, and the way the draw was panning out, there was even the possibility that the brothers could play one another for the very first time, and in the quarter-finals no less. "I'll maybe give him a mean, angry look before the match...." "I feel 50 percent better than I did on Thursday and I'm happy things are progressing well I hope that on Monday I'm back to 100 percent".
The Czech 11th seed will play Austrian eighth seed Dominic Thiem who saw off Jared Donaldson of the United States in straight sets.
The fifth-seeded American twins lost to Marcin Matkowski of Poland and Max Mirnyi of Belarus 6-3, 7-5, 6-4. Tsonga served first upon resumption of the match, but Querrey immediately broke to seal the victory.
"I thought I raised the level of tennis", said three-time champion Djokovic after making the second week without dropping a set. "On the last game I had a little bit of the house money since I was returning first and I kind of had a game to play with".
"He was planning to be a part, which he will I think, of the legends tournament doubles - so he accepted".
Querrey made headlines at the All England Club a year ago when he stunned Djokovic in the third round.
Murray, ever at home on his favorite grass surface, also singles out some outsiders, too: Nick Kyrgios, Zverev, and Raonic.
Her next task will be to break through to the quarterfinals for the first time. If Federer wins that match, he'll likely battle Milos Raonic, who ousted him here previous year.
"I struggled to find the right rhythm at the start of the game but never panicked", Federer said. "He is at the ideal age right now to really understand his game, he is physically very strong, and I think mentally he has really taken that next step. It's going to come down to a couple points here or there".
Such a statistic would not be a concern to many but he had become the first man since Rod Laver in 1969 to hold all four Grand Slam titles at the same time.