A year after the melting process has started, Novak Djokovic seems to regain that lost top gear. Seeded second in men's singles at Wimbledon Championships, he made it to the second week without sweating too much along the way. He is yet to drop a set during this Wimbledon, and the sense of consistency is back on the table. The grass swing is also giving to Djokovic a winning streak as now the Serb has seven wins in a row on this particular surface. It was that warm-up event in Eastbourne which helped Djokovic to regain the winning taste. Moreover, he might consider himself a successful individual judging by the way draw is helping him.

To reach another quarterfinal at Wimbledon, he will face Adrian Mannarino (51 ATP) who is one of the three surviving unseeded players and the lowest-ranked player left in the field. Benoit Paire and Kevin Anderson are the other two players in question.

Djokovic and Mannarino facing each other at Wimbledon for the second year in a row

Last year, Novak Djokovic and Adrian Mannarino crossed their paths in Wimbledon's second round. It was a straight sets victory for the Serb who went on losing in the next round to Sam Querrey. Last year's meeting it's also their only piece of shares history in an ATP level tournament. Reaching the fourth round at Wimbledon is Mannarino's best result at a Grand Slam, an outcome he was able to replicate only once back in 2013.

Ranked 51st in the Emirates ranking, the Frenchman got past Gael Monfils in the previous round in a match that saw the underdog racing back after being two sets to one down.

On the other side, Novak Djokovic is still to face a high-calibre opponent at this tournament. If he gets past Mannarino, the next phase will bring a big name on the other side of the net.

Dominic Thiem and Tomas Berdych are fighting for a place in the quarterfinals and a possible match-up with Djokovic.

Djokovic vs. Federer is one of the projected semis at Wimbledon

Except for Stan Wawrinka, all big names are safely into the second week of men's contest. While the French Open champion Rafael Nadal is on a collision course with the defending champion Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic could meet Roger Federer in the semis.

The Swiss tennis star has a hard task ahead as he must get past Dimitrov and possibly Raonic. For Djokovic, things are a bit easier. It's been a while since Federer and Djokovic made the subject of a high-stakes match-up. It's been a year and a half since their last collision took place (semis of the Australian Open back in 2016).

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