Roger Federer, Stan Wawrinka Set Up First All-Swiss Quarterfinal Match at Wimbledon
LONDON, United Kingdom - Roger Federer defeated Tommy Robredo 6-1, 6-4, 6-4, and soared into Wimbledon’s quarterfinals. His next opponent is fellow countryman Stan Wawrinka, who beat Feliciano Lopez 7-6(7), 7-6(9), 6-3.
Federer’s serve was incredible with zero double faults hours before his countrymen play Argentina in the World Cup. He had 11 aces, and won 88% of his first serve points and 73% of his second serve points. Robredo could barely keep up when Federer served. He only had one opportunity to break Federer and that came in the third set. It did not happen as Federer saved his serve.
"I'm clearly very pleased with the first week,” he said after the match. "It's always very exciting to be this deep into the second week and it's really nice the way I'm playing. I think I'm serving well, moving well, I think I'm returning alright so all the things are happening that I need to be happening to go deep in this tournament again."
Robredo played better in the third set and managed to stop Federer from winning the match on a break point.
Wawrinka barely got past Lopez in the first two sets, but enjoyed a relatively easy third set. The men did not break each other until Wawrinka broke Lopez in the third set. Wawrinka had 31 aces and his ability to play the net helped propel him over Lopez.
"It was tough to break him but I focused on my game and had a great tie-break,” he said. “I was a bit lucky on the tie-break in the second."
Federer said he was looking forward to watching Switzerland play Argentina after his match, and he even said he felt like a soccer player after beating Robredo in under 90 minutes.