Tendulkar has often been spotted meeting and greeting Federer at the Wimbledon.
The eight-time champion lost just five points in a 16-minute first set but faced break points for the first time in this year's tournament, saving all four.
"But, sure, I was also surprised it was that fast, that first set, especially 16 minutes".
His mastery was only the beginning of things for those who spent 120 pounds (about $160) to be at Center Court and were afforded the rare treat of watching three of the greatest to ever lift a tennis racket.
Swiss tennis ace Roger Federer, who is well known for his many talents might just be polishing his cricketing skills very soon, after he responded via Twitter to Sachin Tendulkar and said he was keen on taking notes from the master blaster as soon as he could.
The 11-time French Open champion beat Jiri Vesely 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 on Centre Court on Monday and has yet to drop a set in this tournament. Along with his 44 winners (to Mannarino's 18), all are hallmarks of a player in full command. He was gifted a first-week stroll as pleasant as a walk on Wimbledon Common and begins the fourth round on Centre Court at 1pm against Adrian Mannarino.
Rather than simply guiding the bouncing ball away and towards one of the ball kids, Federer thought it would be a good opportunity to provide some bonus entertainment for his adoring fans at Wimbledon.
He showed up wearing a plain white T-shirt, bereft of any obvious sponsor's logos, looking like someone out for a casual hitting session in a public park.
All four won in straight sets; Federer swept aside Adrian Mannarino, Williams eased past Evgeniya Rodina, Nadal dispatched Jiri Vesely and Djokovic powered through Karen Khachanov.
But Federer again stepped up when it mattered, breaking serve to take the set 7-5 and re-assert his dominance. Federer also broke, then held to end the match. No. 20 Kiki Bertens.
"I am not saying I am not excited to play against Roger in the final", Nadal explained.
"Of course, it is important for me to be in these quarter-finals".
Agassi worked with Novak Djokovic as a part time coach until the pair parted ways last year and he believes his former charge could be a dark horse to challenge for what would be his fourth Wimbledon title, as he picked out his outsider to upset the "big three" still left in this year's tournament. Del Potro was leading 7-6 (7/1), 7-6 (7/5), 5-7 when his tie with Simon was halted for the night due to darkness.
Rafael Nadal is in the quarterfinals at Wimbledon for the first time since 2011.
For Nadal, this marks a return. He will face Djokovic next in his first quarterfinals appearance at the All England Club. I thought it was a good scoreline, but it was tougher than the score, to be honest.
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