Roger Federer eases into Wimbledon quarter-final in straight sets

Meanwhile Novak Djokovic’s match was suspended at two sets all

Roger Federer celebrates victory over Roberto Bautista Agut during day Seven of the Wimbledon Championships. Photo: Adam Davey/PA

Roger Federer celebrates victory over Roberto Bautista Agut during day Seven of the Wimbledon Championships. Photo: Adam Davey/PA

 

Roger Federer made smooth progress through to a 13th Wimbledon quarter-final as he brushed aside the challenge of Roberto Bautista Agut.

Spaniard Bautista Agut was playing in the fourth round at the All England Club for the first time and was overwhelmed on Centre Court by the seven-time champion.

Swiss second seed Federer eased through 6-2 6-2 6-3 and will tackle Gilles Simon in the last eight on Wednesday.

Federer felt he had played well, but played down the suggestion his display was a statement.

“I don’t think I made a statement. It was nice to play a baseliner after two big servers,” Federer said. “I did a nice job making the transition.

“It was a good match. I got off to a good start and kept rolling. Obviously maybe Roberto wasn’t at his very best.”

Bautista Agut had an injury break during the second set but carried on.

“I had to put him away, which I was able to do so,” Federer said.

“I’m happy to be back in the quarters here. This is really when it gets much more interesting, when you can look ahead a little bit without doing that too much because obviously your opponents are going to get tougher and tougher.

“I’m not going to look further than Gilles Simon who has caused me difficulties in the past. I played him tough in some of the majors, Australia, French Open, we played five sets both times there.”

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