London: Seven-time champion Roger Federer eased into his 12th Wimbledon quarter-final on Tuesday with a 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 win over Tommy Robredo, a victory headlined by a perfect second set.
The fourth-seeded Swiss allowed his fellow 32-year-old just three points off his serve in the first set and then none at all in the second with the 17-time Grand Slam title winner claiming 20 out of 20 points on service.
In all, Robredo won just 14 points on the Federer serve as the Swiss star went level with Boris Becker in joint second place for most match wins at the tournament on 71.
It was Federer`s 11th win in 12 meetings with 23rd seed Robredo and avenged his loss to the Spaniard in the fourth round of the US Open last year.
Federer finished with 11 aces and 41 winners and has still to drop a set in the tournament in marked contrast to 12 months ago when he was knocked out in the second round.
Federer goes on to face either Swiss compatriot Stan Wawrinka or Spain`s Feliciano Lopez for a place in the semi-finals.