HALLE, Germany – Milos Raonic of Canada defeated Ze Zhang of China 6-1, 6-1 Wednesday to set up a possible quarterfinal with five-time Gerry Weber Open champion Roger Federer.
Raonic made short work of the 217th-ranked qualifier in the second round of the grass-court tournament, breaking Ze in the fourth game and taking just 20 minutes to win the first set, which he ended with his fifth ace.
The 21st-ranked Raonic had nine aces in the 52-minute win.
He will face 16-time Grand Slam winner Federer or Germany's Florian Mayer, who meet on Thursday.
Also, Mikhail Youzhny of Russia eliminated the fourth-seeded Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.