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Wimbledon 2017: Roger Federer reaches 50th Grand Slam quarter-final

Roger Federer beat Grigor Dimitrov 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 to advance into quarters of Wimbledon 2017.

tennis Updated: Jul 11, 2017 08:41 IST
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Roger Federer defeated Grigor Dimitrov 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 to advance into quarters of Wimbledon 2017.
Roger Federer defeated Grigor Dimitrov 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 to advance into quarters of Wimbledon 2017. (Twitter )

Roger Federer reached his 50th Grand Slam quarter-final and 15th at Wimbledon on Monday with a 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 win over Grigor Dimitrov.

Seven-time Wimbledon champion Federer will face Canada’s Milos Raonic, the sixth seed, for a place in the semi-finals.

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Raonic had defeated Federer in the semi-finals at Wimbledon in 2016.

Federer, 35, is also the second oldest man to make the quarter-finals at Wimbledon behind Ken Rosewall who was 39 when he reached the last-eight in 1971.

“I’m thrilled to be back in the quarters again,” said Federer who took his record over Dimitrov to 6-0.

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“It’s very special to be in a 15th quarter-final here.”

Berdych downs Thiem

Former finalist Tomas Berdych reached the last eight at Wimbledon after coming through a brutal five set tussle with Austrian Dominic Thiem on Monday.

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Berdych, who lost to Rafael Nadal in the 2010 final, came through 6-3 6-7(1) 6-3 3-6 6-3 in a two-hour-and-52 minute encounter on Court Three against the world number eight.

The Czech, who reached the quarter-finals for the fifth time, will next face either three-times champion Novak Djokovic or Adrian Mannarino.

Berdych, who had only won one of his previous 10 matches against top 10 opposition, was celebrating after firing down his 15th ace.