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Big three of Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal battle for supremacy at Wimbledon No 1 seed Djokovic sits comfortably on the opposite side of the draw to two rivals Federer lost his previous match against quarter-final opponent Kei Nishikori Nadal faces a tough challenge against world No 65 Sam Querrey on Wednesday 

By Matthew Lambert for the Daily Mail

Published: 22:03 BST, 9 July 2019 | Updated: 22:55 BST, 9 July 2019

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For the triumvirate at the apex of the men’s game, there is more on the line this week than just the Wimbledon title.

The All England Club is only the latest battleground in the tussle to decide who will be considered the greatest player of all time.

Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are likely to stroll through Wednesday's quarter-finals in a tournament which has so far seen them assert their crushing dominance over the men’s game once again.

Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are likely to stroll through the quarter-finals

Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are likely to stroll through the quarter-finals

Whichever one of them lifts the title on Sunday — and it surely will be one of them — it will feel like a significant blow in the race to top the mountain of Grand Slam titles. Federer currently is on 20, Nadal 18 and Djokovic 15.

The No 1 seed, Djokovic, sits comfortably on the opposite side of the draw to his two rivals. The 32-year-old’s opponent today is Belgian 21st seed David Goffin, a wonderful ball-striker but one who lacks the weapons to pierce the Serb’s defences.

Goffin won their last meeting, in Monte Carlo in 2017, but Djokovic took the five matches before

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