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Federer, Murray Reach Quarter-finals

Posted: Jul 7, 2015 at 12:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Seven-time champion Roger Federer reached the quarter-finals at Wimbledon for the 13th time by dismantling Roberto Bautista Agut.

Also Britain’s Andy Murray overcame the big serving of 6ft 11in Ivo Karlovic to reach the quarter-finals for the eighth year in a row

Federer was close to his imperious best, employing his full range of shots to dissect his flummoxed opponent as he won 6-2 6-2 6-3.

The Swiss will next face Giles Simon for a place in the semi-finals.

He needs one more title to break the record he holds with Pete Sampras and Willie Renshaw.

Federer broke his Spanish opponent in the fifth game of the first set and again in the seventh to win it in 19 minutes.

Murray reach the quarter-finals for the eighth year in a row with an 7-6 (9-7) 6-4 5-7 6-4 win in three hours and three minutes on Centre Court.

Murray, 28, let the third set slip with a loose service game, but a Hawk-Eye challenge on a line call helped earn him the key break in the fourth.

He goes on to face unseeded Canadian Vasek Pospisil in the last eight.