Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal of Spain hits a return to Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic.Reuters

Seven-time champion Roger Federer will square off against Tommy Robredo of Spain, while world number one Rafael Nadal will lock horns with Australian prodigy Nick Kyrgios in the Wimbledon pre-quarterfinals on Tuesday at the All England Club.

Federer, after three easy matches will face his first real test in The Championships. The Swiss maestro leads the Spaniard in head-to-head encounters, but in their most recent clash in the US Open last year, Federer went down in straight sets.

The 17-time Grand Slam winner is one win short of surpassing Jimmy Connors' record of most last-eight appearances in the majors. Federer has a 70-8 Win-Loss record at the Wimbledon and if he manages to reach semifinals, he will overtake German Boris Becker in most-wins list at the All England Club.

Federer insisted that he is in good shape and serving quite well and is hopeful of maintaining the same level in the second week. The 32-year-old said he is ready to face the Spaniard in a bid to qualify for the quarterfinals.

"I'm just ready for anything as a tennis player," Federer added. "That's the mindset you've got to have. It starts at an early age, eight years old, ten years old, playing your matches. It keeps on changing all the time. You need to be really flexible in your mind."

Robredo has improved his game tremendously and managed to reach the fourth round first time in the Wimbledon. The Spaniard has played quite well in the Grand Slams lately, but it would be tough for the 23rd-seed to get past Federer on grass.

Meanwhile, two-time champion Nadal will face Australian sensation Kyrgios, who has become the first wildcard to reach Wimbledon fourth round since Juan Carlos Ferrero in 2009. The young Aussie saved nine match points against Richard Gasquet in the second round and defeated Jiri Vesley in the third round.

The 19-year-old said he had not thought of playing against a top-ranked player like Nadal so early in the career and added that he will play normally against the King of Clay and try to be competitive.

"I never thought that I would be seeing Nadal in the Wimbledon fourth round at 19," said Kyrgios. "I thought it would take years and years of work to finally have an opportunity like that. To think that it's going to happen in about a day is daunting, but so exciting, as well.

"Of course I have nothing to lose out there," he added. "Anything is possible. I'm just going to go out there and play my game. I think that's definitely enough to be competitive."

Former champion Nadal is positive heading into the second week of The Championships and pointed out that his performance has improved on grass with every match.

"I've finished all the matches (this week) playing better than when I started; that's very positive," Nadal said. "I'm very happy to be in the second week again after two years of losing in the first and second round."

Schedule of Play

Roger Federer vs Tommy Robredo 5:30 pm IST, 8:00 am ET and 12:00 pm GMT

Rafael Nadal vs Nick Kyrgios 7:30 pm IST, 10:00 am ET and 2:00 pm GMT

Where to Watch Live

The day's action is scheduled for 4:00 pm IST, 10:30 am GMT and 6:30 am ET start, with live coverage on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports HD1 in India and live streaming option HERE and HERE. International viewers can catch the action HERE and HERE or listen to the action free HERE.

BBC will broadcast matches live in the UK. Viewers can also live stream the action HERE or HERE. Catch the action live on ESPN in the United States or see live streaming HERE. SuperSport will telecast the action in South Africa and Sub Saharan Africa and viewers can catch the matches live HERE.