Federer, Murray into Wimbledon last eight

Roger Federer and Andy Murray have reached the Wimbledon quarter-finals along with French Open champion Stan Wawrinka.

Seven-time champion Federer reached his 13th All England Club quarter-final with a 6-2 6-2 6-3 win over Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut on Monday.

The 33-year-old needed just 96 minutes to clinch victory and goes on to face French 12th seed Gilles Simon for a place in the semi-finals.

Federer holds a 5-2 career lead over Simon who reached his maiden All England Club quarter-final by knocking out 2010 runner-up and sixth seed Tomas Berdych.

The Swiss star claimed victory on a sixth match point against Bautista Agut, whose challenge was seriously compromised by needing treatment on his right ankle after a bad fall in the sixth game of the second set.

“He definitely didn’t have the best fall in the second set, I was happy that he was able to continue to play,” said Federer after his third win in three matches against the Spaniard.

“I’m sure Gilles is happy to be in the quarters but I hope to stop that run now.”

British third seed Murray claimed a 7-6 (9-7) 6-4 5-7 6-4 win over 211cm tall Ivo Karlovic to book his place in the quarter-finals for the eighth successive year.

Murray, the 2013 champion, will next face unseeded Canadian Vasek Pospisil.

Karlovic, at 36 the oldest man to reach the last-16 in 39 years, fired 29 aces in the three-hour Centre Court encounter, but that was well below par for a man who had blasted 136 in his first three rounds.

Murray hit 62 winners to the Croatian’s 75 but crucially only nine unforced errors to his rival’s 32.

“I came up with some good lobs and passing shots. I just needed to keep him low,” said Murray.

“It was an incredibly difficult match, it was mentally tiring because you just have to be ready when the chances come.”

French 21st seed Richard Gasquet defeated Australian Nick Kyrgios 7-5 6-1 6-7 (7-9) 7-6 (8-6) in a controversial clash to avenge a second round loss to the temperamental Australian in 2014.

The 29-year-old, a semi-finalist in 2007, will next face fourth seed Wawrinka after winning a last-16 clash at the majors for just the third time in 19 attempts.

French Open champion Wawrinka defeated Belgian 16th seed David Goffin 7-6 (7-3) 7-6 (9-7) 6-4 to reach the quarter-finals for the second successive year.

Wawrinka is bidding to become just the fifth man to win Roland Garros and Wimbledon in the same year.

Pospisil became only the third Canadian man to reach the quarter-finals with a 4-6 6-7 (4-7) 6-4 6-3, 6-3 win over Serbian 22nd seed Viktor Troicki.

Simon reached the quarter-finals for the first time with a 6-3 6-3 6-2 defeat of Czech sixth seed and 2010 runner-up Tomas Berdych.

It will the 30-year-old Frenchman’s first last-eight spot at a major since the 2009 Australian Open.

US Open champion Marin Cilic made the quarter-finals for the second successive year with a 6-4 4-6 6-3 7-5 win over unseeded American Denis Kudla.

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