‘Surprised’ Federer races into quarters

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 28 Oct 2017 09:54:22


 

BASEL,

ROGER Federer reached the Basel quarter-finals for the 15th time when he steamrolled Frenchman Benoit Paire 6-1, 6-3 as the top seed stepped up his campaign for an eighth Swiss Indoors title.


Federer defeated Paire for the fifth time without a loss, mowing down the challenger in just 57 minutes in front of a sympathetic audience at the St Jakobshalle on Thursday.
The 36-year-old Federer, winner of his last event in Shanghai this month, is seeking an ATP-leading seventh trophy this season as he aims for the weekend final in his hometown.
“I’m happy with how it went, I’m always ready for a tougher one,” Federer said.