London: Swiss tennis star Roger Federer on Monday entered the quarter-finals of Wimbledon after defeating France’s Adrian Mannarino 6-0, 7-5, 6-4 in the fourth round of the men’s singles event here on Centre Court.
Mannarino was unable to find his rhythm in the first set, unsure of his ball striking, movement and positioning with Federer winning 25 of the 30 points in the 16-minute passage of play.
Errors by Mannarino on two backhands and one forehand handed Federer a 5-0 lead, with the Swiss sealing the set when Mannarino hit a lob long.
Though Mannarino’s strong efforts helped him make a comeback in the game with 7-5 lead in the second set, his efforts soon went in vein in the third set (6-4).
Federer will next face eighth-seeded South African Kevin Anderson or Gael Monfils of France.
He leads Anderson 4-0 in their FedEx ATP Head2Head series, but the pair has not met since August 2015 at the Western & Southern Open, while he is 9-4 lifetime against Monfils. (ANI)