Tennis: Federer sets quarterfinal record at French Open

AP, Sunday 29 May 2011

Roger Federer set yet another Grand Slam record Sunday defeating Stanislas Wawrinka at the French Open

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Federer shakes hands with his Wawrinka after winning (Photo: AP)

Roger Federer set yet another Grand Slam record Sunday, extending his quarterfinal streak at major tournaments to 28 with a 6-3, 6-2, 7-5 victory over Olympic gold medal doubles partner Stanislas Wawrinka at the French Open.

The 16-time major champion, who completed a career Grand Slam at Roland Garros in 2009, improved on the record he shared with Jimmy Connors on Court Philippe Chatrier.

The last time Federer failed to reach the quarterfinals at a major was at the 2004 French Open, when he was the top-seeded player but lost to Gustavo Kuerten in the third round.

Federer again dominated with his serve. He was broken once early in the third set, but broke back twice to remain one of the four players to have won every match in straight sets.

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