Federer reaches Olympics quarterfinals

London: World No.1 Roger Federer beat Uzbekistan`s Denis Istomin to reach the quarterfinals of the men`s singles tennis competitions of the London Olympics here Wednesday.

Federer eventually beat Istomin 7-5, 6-3 after coming under pressure in the first set where he was almost broken by the world No.35.

The Swiss seven-time Wimbledon champion will now face either 10th seed John Isner of the United States or Serbia`s Janko Tipsarevic, seeded seventh, in the quarterfinals.

IANS/RIA Novosti