“My last few matches have been dominated by big servers, but against Roberto I could work on my finesse and power”.
The ex- world number one won the opening two sets, only to lose the third set in a tiebreaker.
Gasquet won their first clash at the Paris Masters in 2006 with the 30-year-old Swiss gaining revenge at the 2013 French Open when he recovered from two sets to love down to win a fourth round encounter.
Playing in his 63rd consecutive Grand Slam tournament, the record 17 major titles holder Roger Federer is enjoying sublime form at Wimbledon 2015 by cruising into the quarterfinals without dropping his serve in the championship so far.
Roger Federer is braced for the toughest examination yet of his Wimbledon title credentials after reaching the quarter-finals without a serious test.
The tournament’s second seed had little trouble dispatching Roberto Bautista Agut straight sets to advance to the quarter-final round of the Championships.
“Clearly I felt I had more time on the return, still was able to play aggressive tennis, committed on the return as well, which sometimes all of a sudden if you have time, you tend to just get it in and get the rally started”. “It was a good match“, said Federer.
“I got things figured out at the moment”.
“I would think I’ll be tested a lot”.
Britain’s Jonny Marray won the Wimbledon men’s doubles with Danish partner Freddie Nielsen in 2012, but their run this year came to an end at the hands of second seeds Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo.
The Swiss today combined calmness and authority with occasional brilliance to beat David Goffin of Belgium 7-6 7-6 6-4 and reach the quarter-finals without dropping a set.
With Federer appearing to walk on air as he floated through seven successive games to go a set and 2-0 up in the second, McEnroe observed: “This is so painfully easy”. Nonetheless, Murray recovered for a service break at 3-3 in the fourth that propelled him to a 7-6(7), 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 victory.
Roger Federer – as he did in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2012 – is making his own sweet way through the Wimbledon draw.
His next opponent, the 56th-ranked Pospisil, is the only unseeded man remaining after coming all the way back to eliminate No. 22 Viktor Troicki 4-6, 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-3, 6-3. “I am feeling good”.
Gasquet said: “I lost many times in a grand slam in a fourth round. So I was just so happy that it lasted [through] all the match”. Winning an 18th crown is surely at the top of his wish list before calling it quits to his over a decade-long career. “Pretty exhausted right now”, Pospisil said after his 10-set day. He didn’t have the best fall, but I’m glad he could continue.