Roger Federer into 17th Wimbledon Quarters with 99th Win at Tournament
Roger Federer defeated Matteo Berrettini in straight sets to book his place in the quarter-finals of Wimbledon.
Roger Federer booked his place in the quarter-finals with a straight-set win over Matteo Berrettini (Photo Credit: Reuters)
London: Roger Federer on Monday became the oldest man to reach a Grand Slam quarter-final in 28 years when he booked his place in the Wimbledon last-eight for the 17th time.
Eight-time champion Federer breezed past Italy's Matteo Berrettini 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 in just 74 minutes to make sure of a spot in his 55th quarter-final at the Slams.
It was also his 99th win at the All England Club.
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— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 8, 2019
At 37, he is the oldest man to reach the last eight at the majors since 39-year-old Jimmy Connors at the 1991 US Open.
Federer, who hit 24 winners and just five unforced errors, will face either Japan's Kei Nishikori or Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan for a place in the semi-finals.
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