Roger Federer may be in the latter stages of his career, but he continues to notch up the records at Wimbledon.
Following his 6-2, 6-3, 7-5 win over Steve Johnson on Monday, Federer joined Jimmy Connors as the only players in history to reach 14 Wimbledon quarter-finals.
In addition, the Swiss maestro also equalled Martina Navratilova’s all-time grand slam record of 306 wins.
Federer admitted that he was thrilled to have reached the last eight of Wimbledon once again, but insisted that his victory over Johnson was a lot tougher than it seemed.
“I’m very happy with how I played,” he told reporters. “It wasn’t as easy as it looked.”
Federer has also not dropped a single set heading into the quarter-finals, a feat which he is extremely pleased about.
“I never thought I would win my first four matches in straight sets,” the 34-year-old said. “They have been tough matches but it’s good to have rest. You can always lose the tournament in the first week but never win it. I did a lot of things right.”
Federer will face Marin Cilic in the quarter-finals and is looking to avenge his loss to the Croatian when they last met in the semi-finals of the 2014 US Open. Cilic registered his only win over Federer during the grand slam when he triumphed 6-3, 6-4, 6-4.
“He brushed me off the court like I wasn’t there at the US Open,” Federer said. “He’s a super guy but I hope to get him back.”