"I feel 50 per cent better than I did on Thursday and I'm happy things are progressing well I hope that on Monday I'm back to 100 per cent". "I have to see what the nuances are once the game starts, because you can't necessarily plan for those". Is that right? I think so, just because of timing, as well.
The seventh-seeded Russian is a two-time Grand Slam champion who will be playing in the Wimbledon quarterfinals for the fourth time.
Nadal dropped the opening set despite not making an unforced error, ending his Grand Slam set winning streak.
I like Federer to get to the semifinals of the Wimbledon yet again.
Federer may lose a set for the first time this tournament, but he should prevail.
"It's not easy obviously playing on grass against a big server like that", said Djokovic of his childhood friend Gulbis who he has now defeated six times in seven meetings."I'm very pleased with the way I've felt, the way I've played".
Nadal, a two-time champion, came back from two sets to love down against big-hitting Luxembourg veteran Muller but could not prevail in a struggle which took nearly five hours, with the Spaniard losing 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 15-13.
That was until the 18th game of a marathon final set when, having got to deuce, Nadal chiselled out four break points. Today was by far the best I hit the ball, the cleanest I hit the ball.
Muller, who face Croatia's Marin Cilic in the quarter-finals, said: "I just tried to hang in there".
The title as well as the world number one spot are up for grabs in the women's tournament which remains wide open in the absence of Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova. "The crowd is going to be behind him".
Most Mondays can seem fairly manic but this one's that bit more so, especially for those at Wimbledon.
The play-it-out fifth set decided Nadal's fate, with the fourth seed saving four match points.
No male top seed has played outside Centre and Court One this century.
Konta, who was born in Sydney to Hungarian parents and moved to the United Kingdom when she was 14, will next face second seed Simona Halep. The American faces 20-year-old French Open champion Ostapenko from Latvia.
It is an issue that has generated headlines overseas.
"A cloudy afternoon with some further showers (80%) but still some dry interludes at times before more persistent and heavier rain over into Wimbledon from around 5-6pm leading to a wet evening".
That meant world No 1 Angelique Kerber was out on the 4,000-seater Court Two facing fellow former runner-up Garbine Muguruza, followed by former world No 1 Victoria Azarenka against world No 2 Simona Halep.