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The 2010 runner-up Tomas Berdych is bidding to record his 100th Grand Slam match-win when he takes on Marin Cilic. He would be the 41st man and second Czech man (after Ivan Lendl) in history to win 100 matches at the majors.
Qualifier Jimmy Wang is just the second man from Taiwan to reach the third round at a Grand Slam after Lu Yen-Hsun, who achieved the feat four times. Wang will be hoping to cause an upset by becoming the lowest ranked player to defeat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
Top seed Novak Djokovic has not lost before the quarter-finals since 2008, when he was beaten in the second round by Marat Safin. He has not lost before the quarter-finals at any Slam since 2009 Roland Garros, a run of 20 consecutive Grand Slam quarter-finals. This is his 10th straight Wimbledon appearance and 39th straight Grand Slam overall.
Petra Kvitova, the 2011 champion, faces five-time winner Venus Williams in a fifth career meeting. All four previous matches have gone the distance with the last two being decided by a third set tie-break that Kvitova won. Kvitova has dropped just five games combined in her two matches.
Portuguese qualifier Michelle Larcher de Brito was best known for her on-court Banshee wailing before she shocked Maria Sharapova in the second round last year. After again coming through qualifying this year, she beat two-time Grand Slam champion Svetlana Kuznetsova in the first round and then got past Jarmila Gajdosova in the second round to match her best Grand Slam outing.
Larcher de Brito faces 2012 Wimbledon runner-up Agnieszka Radwanska in her third round clash.