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Federer to face Wawrinka

Roger Federer eased into the last eight at Wimbledon, brushing aside Spaniard Tommy Robredo 6-1 6-4 6-4 on Court One.

The Swiss reached a record 42nd Grand Slam quarter-final as he served 11 aces and hit 41 winners against Robredo, who is still yet to get beyond the fourth round at SW19 in his career.

Federer's next opponent will be a rather familiar face - he will take on Stan Wawrinka for a place in the semi-finals, his compatriot having seen off another Spaniard, Feliciano Lopez, 7-6 (7-5) 7-6 (9-7) 6-3.

Robredo had upset the seven-time Wimbledon champion at the same stage of last year's US Open, but any hopes of a repeat result against his fellow 32-year-old disappeared in a hurry.

Federer breezed through the opening set in just 21 minutes and although the second was more competitive, the 17-time Grand Slam winner was still able to double his advantage.

He then made sure he is still yet to drop a set in the tournament by wrapping up victory in 94 minutes; the only time he faced a break point was in the final game of the match, one he duly saved before wrapping up a rather routine win.

"I was very happy: I was able to start off strong and kept the momentum all the way to the end," Federer - who has lost only 32 games so far at the All England Club this year - said afterwards.

"Tommy played better as the match went on so I'm really happy to come through in straight sets.

"I'm very pleased with the first week and getting to the quarters is very exciting. It feels great to be closer to the finish line than the start."

Wawrinka quickly followed the lead of his countryman in making it through to the next round, meaning for the first time there are two men from Switzerland in the quarter-finals of the tournament.

The fifth seed has beaten Federer just twice in their 15 meetings so far, though he did triumph when they went head-to-head in the Monte Carlo Masters final back in April.