#FEDERER, ANDY SAIL THROUGH

The seven time Wimbledon champion opened proceedings on the centre court with a straight forward 6-2 6-3 7-5 win over American Steve Johnson. With this, Roger sets up a quarter final clash with Marin Cilic – the man who beat him last time, at Flushing Meadows.

Federer was on song from the moment he stepped on court, breaking Johnson twice to take the first set. The American who defeated Grigor Dimitrov the round before, never showed up on Centre Court as Federer exhibited a variety of shots to race to a two sets lead, in under an hour.

Johnson served well in the third set to stretch it a bit, but it was never good enough to trouble the Swiss as he raced to a record equaling 306th Grand Slam win and his fourteenth Wimbledon quarterfinal.

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Joel Marklund/AELTC

Favourite to win the title now, Andy Murray made a mockery of those who thought his encounter with flamboyant Australian Nick Kyrgios would be a close affair. After grinding his way to 5-5 in the first set, Murray changed gears to breeze through to the quarters with a  7-5 6-1 6-4 win. He is up against Frenchman Tsonga in the quarter final.

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