Wimbledon 2017: Federer beats Dimitrov to reach quarter-finals
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.
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.
Federer said, “He gave me some opportunities and I was happy to take them. But most important was to focus on my game and hope he would feel the pressure.
I thought it was an excellent match for me. Everyone is in the running still so it’s going to be tough to win this. You need a bit of luck, and to feel great.
The good news is I feel good and I’m not trying to heal anything. “We’ll see what happens with Zverev or Raonic, but that will be a tough match match whoever I play.”