Another break later in the set would be enough to see Kuznetsova win 6-2, 6-4, completing a full circle of sorts. Something different to play Murray on Centre Court. Today, every player, men and women, remaining in the tournament, takes to the court to fight for a place in the quarters Rafael Nadal needs no reminder of the dangers posed by left-handers from Luxembourg - after all his first taste of defeat on Wimbledon's lawns was against one such player.
Paire somewhat lit the torch paper for a good run for Murray after their previous encounter, the Briton subsequently going all the way to the French Open Final. (Yesterday) was by far the best I hit the ball, the cleanest I hit the ball.
"That's by far the best I have hit it this week".
"I'm just here, happy to have actually made it into the second week, happy to come through three battles this week".
Federer, 35, is the second oldest man to make the quarter-finals at Wimbledon behind Ken Rosewall who was 39 when he reached the last-eight in 1971. Simona Halep, the second seed, faces a not dissimilar situation against Victoria Azarenka, twice a semifinalist here and returning strongly after the birth of her son.
Federer first reached the Wimbledon quarterfinals in 2001 and then won the first of five straight titles in 2003. It's just tough to bet against Murray here, especially when Querrey hasn't been here often.
The 24th-seeded American beat Anderson 5-7, 7-6 (5), 6-3, 6-7 (11), 6-3. Muller is enjoying a late career surge that has brought him his first two tour titles this year, but it would be a huge shock if history repeated itself.
Lost opportunity pained Paire in the following game when he slapped a forehand into the middle of the net, Murray had the break and would serve for the quarterfinals.
Three-times Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic also faces a French opponent in the shape of Adrian Mannarino.
"To play Murray on Centre Court will be a good experience", he said.
I just need to prepare well, work on a gameplan with my team and make sure I avoid having pizza for dinner on Tuesday night! Look at him. Look at him.
" Instead of four men's matches and two women's matches, I would like to see, and I think all women would like to see, three men's matches and three women's matches to go along with the equal prize money".
First, Federer returned from missing the last half of 2016 while letting his surgically repaired left knee heal and has been as impressive as he's been in quite some time. However, she won the girls' title at the All England Club in 2014. All the men's and women's last 16-matches were played on the same day, and most women's matches were played on outside courts.
What about Johanna Konta?
Murray and Paire are surprisingly similar in terms of play style. I'm playing against Milos who I played in Rome already.