Federer Pushed Off Centre Court at Wimbledon
Roger Federer has been pushed off Wimbledon's Centre Court for the first time in three years.
The eight-time champion is scheduled to play Wednesday's quarterfinal against Kevin Anderson on No. 1 Court — his first match away from Wimbledon's showcase venue since 2015. That year Federer beat Gilles Simon on No. 1 Court in the quarterfinals.
The Swiss great has played every match on Centre Court since then, losing in the semifinals in 2016 and winning a record eighth title last year.
But the All England Club opted to put Novak Djokovic's match against Kei Nishikori and Rafael Nadal's meeting with Juan Martin del Potro on Centre Court for Wednesday. That's a decision that should please Djokovic, who told Serbian media on Monday that he was unhappy about playing all but one of his matches this year away from Centre Court.