News ID: 253685
Published: 0245 GMT June 02, 2019

Federer eases into 12th French Open quarterfinal

Federer eases into 12th French Open quarterfinal
Switzerland’s Roger Federer celebrates his fourth-round victory over Argentina's Leonardo Mayer at French Open in Paris, France, on June 2, 2019.

Roger Federer reached the French Open quarterfinals for the 12th time on Sunday, becoming the oldest man in 28 years to make the last-eight of a Slam.

The 37-year-old eased past Argentina's Leonardo Mayer 6-2, 6-3, 6-3, AFP reported.

"It's fabulous that I can spend this time in Paris," said Federer who last played the tournament in 2015 when he made the quarterfinals – where he lost to his compatriot Stan Wawrinka.

"I was prepared for the worst scenario, losing in the first round in three sets. But I am super happy with my performance.

Federer will be playing in his 54th quarterfinal at a Slam, cementing his place on top of the all-time men's list.

Federer, the 2009 champion in Paris, is the oldest man to make the quarterfinals of a Slam since Jimmy Connors at the 1991 US Open.

Federer didn't face a break point in the fourth round match against the outclassed world No. 68 played in a sweltering 32 degrees on Court Philippe Chatrier.


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