London, England (SportsNetwork.com) - Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka will meet in an all-Swiss quarterfinal at Wimbledon.
The fourth-seeded Federer eased into his 12th quarterfinal at the All England Club by handling 23rd-seeded Spaniard Tommy Robredo 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 in a clinical performance on the No. 1 Court. Federer exacted a bit of revenge, having lost to Robredo in the fourth round at last year's U.S. Open.
The precise Federer failed to drop even one point on his first serve in the second set, and as he has all fortnight long, the elegant Swiss has yet to drop his serve at all.
Federer dismissed the former top-10 star Robredo in a mere 1 hour, 34 minutes to improve to 71-8 lifetime at The Championships. The iconic star fired 11 aces and broke Robredo four times en route to the finish line on Day 8.
Robredo has never been past the fourth round at Wimbledon.
The amazing Federer is the men's all-time leader with 17 Grand Slam titles, including seven Wimbledon crowns. He was also a runner-up here back in 2008.
Federer is 8-0 on grass this year, including a title in Halle, Germany, a few weeks ago.
The 32-year-old star will next face the fifth-seeded Australian Open champion Wawrinka, who reached his first-ever Wimbledon quarterfinal by cooling off hot 19th-seeded Spaniard Feliciano Lopez, 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (9-7), 6-3. Lopez had been 12-1 on grass this year, including a title in Eastbourne two weeks ago and a runner-up finish at The Queen's Club in London the week before that.
Wawrinka fired 31 aces past Lopez and tallied the only break of the match in the third set. The Swiss slugger smacked 17 more winners (55-38) on his way to victory.
The 29-year-old Wawrinka should have his hands full with his good friend Federer, who leads their lifetime series, 13-2.
Meanwhile, eighth-seeded Canadian Milos Raonic landed in his first career Wimbledon quarterfinal by overcoming 10th-seeded Japanese Kei Nishikori 4-6, 6-1, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3. Raonic drilled 35 aces and broke Nishikori three times, compared to only one break for the Japanese loser.
The 23-year-old Raonic reached his first-ever major quarterfinal at the French Open last month.