London: 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.
"It's very special to be in a 15th quarter-final here."
Raonic survived a marathon fourth round workout against rising German star Alexander Zverev on Monday, knocking out some pundits' outside bet for this year's title 4-6, 7-5, 4-6, 7-5, 6-1.
Seeded sixth and runner-up last year to Andy Murray, Raonic kept his cool on the crunch points, taking five of eight opportunities to break while the 20-year-old 10th seed converted just three of 18.
The big-serving Canadian sealed the match with his 23rd ace after close to 3-1/2 hours' play.
Raonic defeated seven-time champion Roger Federer in last year's semi-final and will hope to produce a similar result when the two clash in the quarters on Wednesday.
With inputs from agencies
Published Date: Jul 11, 2017 02:09 AM | Updated Date: Jul 11, 2017 02:09 AM