Roger Federer’s Landmark 50th Major Quarter-Final

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Half a Century of Excellence: Roger Federer’s Landmark 50th Major Quarter-Final
(Provided by Tennis World USA)

Roger Federer achieved a massive milestone at Wimbledon 2017. A seven-time champion defeated Grigor Dimitrov 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 in swift 97 minutes for a place in his 15th quarter-final at Wimbledon and 50th at Majors! Thus , Federer moved in front of Jimmy Connors, who reached 14 quarter-finals at The All England Club.

Roger reached the Wimbledon quarter-final without losing a set for the seventh time, hoping for more good wins in the rest of the tournament. Dimitrov stood no chance against such a strong opponent on Center Court, with Federer dominating behind the initial shot and delivering enough breaks to seal the deal in style.

Grigor played well in the earlier rounds but did not show that form against a mighty opponent. He never found a rhythm and sprayed too many mistakes, especially in pivotal moments. Roger controlled the pace and landed 24 winners and 11 unforced errors.

He experienced a single break in the third set and grabbed five return games from ten opportunities to sail over the top.

Roger Federer took down Grigor Dimitrov in the 2017 Wimbledon R4.

Dimitrov saved a break point in the encounter’s first game and settled into a fine rhythm.

They both served well in the next seven games to lock the result at 4-4. Federer stepped in on the return in the ninth game, earning three break chances and seizing the third when Dimitrov’s forehand landed long. Roger served for the opener at 5 -4 and produced a commanding hold to wrap it up, losing four points behind the initial shot in five games.

The Swiss maestro ruled the court in set number two, bringing it home in under half an hour! Federer lost four points in his games, completing the opening two sets with only four unforced errors and keeping the pressure on the other side!

Roger rattled off five consecutive games from 1-2, dominating on serve and return and breaking his rival in games five and seven to build a massive advantage. Federer closed the set with a service winner in game eight, opening a 6-4, 6 -2 lead in an hour!

Dimitrov recovered at the beginning of the third set and stayed in touch until 2-2. Federer grabbed a break in game five and held in the next one to forge a 4-2 advantage. Grigor bounced back and forced Roger’s error in the eighth game to pull the break back and lock the result at 4-4.

Federer left that loose service game behind and delivered another break in game nine that sent him 5-4 in front. The Swiss served for the win in game ten and forced the rival’s mistake for a hold at 15 and a place in the quarter-final.

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