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Wimbledon 2017: Federer beats Dimitrov to reach quarter-finals

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Published: 12:33 GMT, Jul 11, 2017 |
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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.”