London: Toni Nadal, Rafael's uncle and coach, watched Wimbledon's defending champion put in about an hour of practice on a left foot that's not as seriously injured as first feared, then offered this assessment to a handful of reporters on Tuesday, "Even if he was 50 percent, I would tell you he's 100 percent. But he will be 100 percent. Everything's fine."
The top-seeded Nadal plays 10th-seeded Mardy Fish of the United States in Wednesday's quarterfinals at the All England Club. The other quarterfinals are No. 2 Novak Djokovic against 18-year-old Bernard Tomic of Australia, No. 3 Roger Federer against No. 12 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France, and No. 4 Andy Murray against unseeded Feliciano Lopez of Spain.
If the favorites all win, it would be the first time that the top four seeded men all reached the semifinals at Wimbledon since 1995, when Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras, Boris Becker and Goran Ivanisevic did it. Nadal, Djokovic, Federer and Murray filled out the final four at the French Open earlier this month; there never have been consecutive Grand Slam tournaments with Nos. 1-4 in the semifinals during the Open era, which began in 1968.