Roger Federer in quarters in Wimbledon

Roger has reached the quarterfinals in Wimbledon by easily defeating Jürgen Melzer (ATP 16) 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 in today's match on Centre Court. The one-sided victory in just one hour and 24 minutes secures Roger his 25th consecutive Grand Slam quarter-final appearance.

Roger, who had never faced Melzer at senior level before, produced his full array of wonderful touches and rock-solid serving on Centre Court in sharp contrast to his stuttering performances in the opening two rounds.

Roger dropped his opening service game but that was about the only slip-up from our champ from the rest of the match. Another break followed soon after as Roger took advantage of some hesitant play from the Austrian. He secured an early break of serve in the third and Melzer failed to fashion even a solitary chance of his own as the defending champion breezed into the quarter finals.

Roger: "It was always going to be a tough match against Jürgen. The start of the match was vital. I was aggressive right from the start. Every chance he was going to get, he was going to hit the ball and come forward as well. You want to counter that and play aggressive yourself. I was able to do that very well today. I got the early break but he broke back but I was in my rhythm".

“I think this is a wonderful day for the fans,” said Federer. “I always say for fans the best days are like quarter-final day or last 16s, because then you usually have the big names but you still have enough matches to go look at".

“Crowds are wonderful here. Obviously I know every corner of this Centre Court, so I don't obviously get too over-excited about a match like this. It was great to have two days off but that doesn't make the difference if you are going to win the tournament."

Roger will either face Tomas Berdych (ATP 13), or Germany's unseeded Daniel Brands (ATP 98) in the last eight.

Date: 28.06.2010, Source: RF Official & AP


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