Wimbledon 2015: Roger Federer reaches 50th Grand Slam quarter, Milos Raonic beats Alexander Zverev

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.

Roger Federer celebrates after beating Grigor Dimitrov in their fourth round match. AP

Roger Federer celebrates after beating Grigor Dimitrov in their fourth round match. AP

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