"The records mean something to me, but not everything just because I am very much aware that not everybody for the last hundred years played all the Slams", admitted the 20-time major victor of his 350-win landmark.
The ease with which Nadal made the fourth round for the ninth time was replicated on the women's side by Ashleigh Barty - who will be breaking new ground in appearing in the last 16 for the first time - and Serena Williams.
All up, Barty has won her past 28 sets in both formats as she continues her bold bid to join Williams and Lindsay Davenport as only the third woman in the past 20 years to claim both the Wimbledon singles and doubles crowns. I'm still finding my feet. I have enjoyed my time at the Slams and they all give me the most memorable and special moments on the tennis court.
'I tried to do as best as I could to get a quick start and then keep the ball rolling from there.
Federer, who became the first player in history to earn 350 Major singles wins, will next play No17 seed Matteo Berrettini, while Nadal will now play Sousa-the first Portuguese player, man or woman, to reach the fourth round of Wimbledon.
Amid the calls of support for Dart, one courageous visitor bucked the trend by letting rip with a "Let's go Ashleigh!" much to the amusement of the crowd, which chuckled with laughter with the score at 4-1. He had break point at 5-all.
She was powerless to stop the Queenslander charging through the first set, but at least managed to salvage a consolation game as she succumbed 6-1 in just 25 minutes.More news: Iran threatens to retaliate after British forces seized oil tanker
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His clash with Pouille is set for Saturday, July 6. But she found the pressure too much, and at the age of 18, gave up tennis in favour of cricket to return to family and home, only coming back to tennis two years later. "In the third it was tough, it was very even so there is always a relief winning a third set breaker because if it goes the other way, we might be here for another few hours".
If Barty defeats Riske she will potentially face-off against Serena Williams, who also advanced to the fourth round with a straight-sets win.
After her win, Barty cracked up reporters by dropping a line about seaweed from The Little Mermaid song Under the Sea in response to a question about how she decides what shots to play given she's got everything in her repertoire.
"So it's an exciting match for me and another great opportunity to get out there and do the best that I can". I'm not really looking too ahead.
Having dropped only two sets in her last 15 matches, Ash Barty's opponents are getting used to her exhibiting a streak of near fiendish brutality.