Roger Federer advances to quarters

Roger defeated Michael Llodra 7-6 (2), 6-3 today to set up a quarter-final clash with his conqueror at Wimbledon six weeks ago, Tomas Berdych.

Roger needed one hour and 19 minutes to complete victory today. He did not manage to find his rhythm right from the start, falling behind 0-3. But he managed to come back to 3-4 and then eventually secure the set with ease in the tie-break. The second set posed no threat to our champ, even though he dropped serve again at 5-1. The two players have both been active on the ATP-Tour for over ten years, but - astonishingly - had never met in a major tournament before.

"It will bring back memories, some not so nice," Roger said of the rematch against Berdych. "Hopefully I can get him back."

“It’s the first time I got an underarm serve,” Federer said with a laugh. “The third time somebody asked me for the shirt.”

Llodra: “Roger is a legend,” Llodra said. “It’s a good present for my kids.”

Date: 13.08.2010, Source: RF Official and AP


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