But on July 4, 2011, Djokovic did just that, becoming world No 1 for the first time.
So, with two quarter-finals being played on Centre Court and two on Court One, something has got to give. The prestigious Centre Court at the All England Club became witness to the iconic moment and Twitter went insane over the clip.
Djokovic may have lost the Queen's final to Marin Cilic, but his display was an announcement to the world of tennis that this is a man ready to fight on the big stage once more.
On Monday, he nearly fell victim to the scheduling curse again.
Del Potro trailed 1-3 but at 5-5 he fired down an ace to reach match point number five and this time Simon cracked, netting a backhand to the relief of the Argentine who roared his approval, happy to conserve energy before taking on Nadal.
"I don't know what to say right now".
'We've put the request in to the organisers. Nadal then plays Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic.
That left them facing the prospect of their encounter dragging into Tuesday but Djokovic was in no mood to let that happen as he overcame rising star Khachanov in ultimately routine fashion.
"I'm a big player, big serve".
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Perenial shootout losers England were up next, taking on Colombia in the round of 16. Most importantly, they won for us, for the whole country".
Three-time champion Djokovic, seeded 12, will next face Japan's 24th seed Kei Nishikori.
Wednesday's other quarter-final sees 2016 runner-up Raonic tackle United States ninth seed Isner, making his Wimbledon last-eight debut at 33.
Federer took his tally of consecutive sets won on London's hallowed lawns to 32 with a 6-0 7-5 6-4 dispatch of risky French left-hander Adrian Mannarino.
Federer is bidding for his ninth Wimbledon title and will take on South Africa's Kevin Anderson in the quarter-finals which get under way on Wednesday.
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"It was crucial for him to stay in the match at the beginning of the second set and then it got tougher", said 20-time major victor Federer.
Meanwhile, fifth seed Juan Martin del Potro met stubborn resistance from Frenchman Gilles Simon and had to settle for a suspension of their Wimbledon fourth round match as he led 7-6 (1), 7-6 (5), 5-7 after more than three hours on Court Two.
However, Federer has held all of his 55 service games this year and last dropped serve in the semi-finals in 2017 - 81 service games ago.
And when the "God" has said it himself, Roger Federer might well be lifting his 9th Wimbledon title. Anderson's wife blocked me on Twitter when I asked her how much Kevin was paying for the tennis lesson after one of those beatdowns. "It's about being smart, no?"