Published On: Mon, Jul 9th, 2018

Federer enters Wimbledon last-8 round

London: Switzerland’s Roger Federer, world No 2, qualified for Wimbledon’s last-eight round for the 16th time in his career on Monday after beating world No 26 Adrian Mannarino of France 6-0, 7-5, 6-4.

Federer fired 12 aces and 44 winners in comparison to Mannarino’s six and 18 respectively

The eight-time Wimbledon champion took one hour and 45 minutes to secure his 53rd Grand Slam quarterfinal appearance, a feat no other player has equalled, reports Efe.

“I had a quiet weekend, because you just do not know how busy this second week is going to be,” the 36-year-old Wimbledon top seed said.

Federer fired 12 aces and 44 winners in comparison to Mannarino’s six and 18 respectively.

In the last-8 round, Federer is set to take on the winner of the match between Gael Monfils of France, world No 44, and Kevin Anderson of South Africa, world No 8.

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