Champion Roger Federer progresses to the Quarter-Finals in an attempt to acquire his record ninth Wimbledon title
Champion Roger Federer’s pursuit of a record ninth Wimbledon title gathered momentum on Monday as he reached the quarter-finals with a 6-0 7-5 6-4 win over Frenchman Adrian Mannarino on Centre Court.
The eight-time champion earned his latest win with maximum efficiency on Centre Court, as he was in no mood to play about. He rushed through the first set in 16 minutes where the top-seeded Federer lost just five points.
The Swiss star won the coin toss and opted to receive in the first game, from which he broke and never looked back.
Mannarino upped his performance in the second set and he won the first game with an ace which drew a rousing reception from the supporters.
Both players tussled for control of the set but neither came close until Federer got the crucial breakthrough at 5-5 before serving for the set.
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Federer saved two break points in the ninth game of the third set at 4-4 before breaking himself and serving out the match.
The 22nd-seeded Mannarino became the first man to earn a break point against Federer at the tournament but was unable to take any of his four opportunities.
Federer has now won 32 consecutive sets at Wimbledon to move within one straight-sets victory of breaking his previous longest streak at the All England Club when he won 34 in a row between the third round in 2005 and the final in 2006.
He will play either another Frenchman, Gael Monfils, or South African eighth seed Kevin Anderson next!