Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal could meet in Wimbledon quarters

By Evan Hilbert |

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal could meet in the quarterfinals at Wimbledon, which begins Monday. (USATSI)

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer have faced each other in three Wimbledon finals, but this year's event could see the two cross paths much sooner.

Barring an unforeseen loss, the third-seeded Federer and the fifth-seeded Nadal could meet in the quarterfinals at the All England Club -- the earliest meeting ever in a Grand Slam for the two superstars.

The tournament is set to begin Monday.

Federer, who is the defending champion, has won a record-tying seven Wimbledon titles; Nadal has won just twice. Last year, Nadal bowed out in the second round.

Whoever survives the quarterfinal match -- assuming it happens -- will likely have to get past No. 2 seed and hometown favorite Andy Murray in the semifinals.

Novak Djokovic , the top seed, is on the other side of the bracket and ostensibly has a much easier road to the finals.

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