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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. (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.

First Published: Jul 10, 2017 23:43 IST