– One legend’s quest to make Wimbledon history continues, while another’s future at the venue has to be in doubt.

Novak Djokovic raced to a 5-0 lead before dropping three consecutive games to his unheralded quarterfinal opponent, 48th-ranked Marton Fucsovics. He wasted five set points in the process, too.

Soon enough, Djokovic righted himself, as he usually does, and beat Fucsovics 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 on a windy, overcast afternoon at Centre Court to reach his 10th semifinal at the All England Club and 41st at a major tournament.

Eight-time champion Roger Federer was never able to right himself. He shockingly lost in straight sets to 14th-seeded Hubert Hurkacz 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-0.

Federer underwent two operations on his right knee in 2020 and was sidelined for more than 12 months in all. He arrived at Wimbledon having played a total of eight matches this season.

Factor in age — Federer turns 40 on Aug. 8, so this was his last major in his 30s — and maybe it was just too much to ask that he make his way to the closing weekend, even if this is a tournament he has won more than any other man, and even if it’s contested on a surface, grass, on which he’s best.

Djokovic, 34, from Serbia, continues his pursuit of a sixth championship at Wimbledon — and what would be a third in a row — along with a 20th Grand Slam title overall, which would tie Federer’s and Nadal’s record.

Djokovic improved to 19-0 in matches at majors this season as he pursues the first calendar-year Grand Slam by a man since Rod Laver in 1969. He seized trophies on the Australian Open’s hard courts in February and the French Open’s red clay in June and now seeks to add one on Wimbledon’s grass.