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Roger Federer cruises into Wimbledon quarter final as he brushes aside Roberto Bautista

Published 06/07/2015 | 21:23

Roger Federer celebrates victory over Roberto Bautista Agut during day Seven of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon. Adam Davy/PA Wire
Roger Federer celebrates victory over Roberto Bautista Agut during day Seven of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon. Adam Davy/PA Wire
Roger Federer of Switzerland hits a shot during his match against Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, July 6, 2015. REUTERS/Toby Melville
Roberto Bautista Agut during his match against Roger Federer during day Seven of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon. Adam Davy/PA Wire
Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain hits the ball during his match against Roger Federer of Switzerland at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, July 6, 2015. REUTERS/Toby Melville
Roberto Bautista Agut receives treatment during a medical time out in his match against Roger Federer on day Seven of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon. Adam Davy/PA Wire

Roger Federer made smooth progress through to a 13th Wimbledon quarter-final as he brushed aside the challenge of Roberto Bautista Agut.

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Spaniard Bautista Agut was playing in the fourth round at the All England Club for the first time and was overwhelmed on Centre Court by the seven-time champion.

Roger Federer of Switzerland reacts to breaking serve during his match against Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, July 6, 2015. REUTERS/Toby Melville
Roger Federer of Switzerland reacts to breaking serve during his match against Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, July 6, 2015. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Swiss second seed Federer eased through 6-2 6-2 6-3 and will tackle Gilles Simon in the last eight on Wednesday.

Federer felt he had played well, but played down the suggestion his display was a statement.

Roger Federer of Switzerland hits a shot during his match against Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, July 6, 2015. REUTERS/Toby Melville
Roger Federer of Switzerland hits a shot during his match against Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, July 6, 2015. REUTERS/Toby Melville

"I don't think I made a statement. It was nice to play a baseliner after two big servers," Federer said. "I did a nice job making the transition.

"It was a good match. I got off to a good start and kept rolling. Obviously maybe Roberto wasn't at his very best."

Bautista Agut had an injury break during the second set but carried on.

"I had to put him away, which I was able to do so," Federer said.

"I'm happy to be back in the quarters here. This is really when it gets much more interesting, when you can look ahead a little bit without doing that too much because obviously your opponents are going to get tougher and tougher.

"I'm not going to look further than Gilles Simon who has caused me difficulties in the past. I played him tough in some of the majors, Australia, French Open, we played five sets both times there."

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