Federer breaks record by making 28th straight grand slam quarterfinal

Roger Federer is under the radar at this year’s Roland Garros as Rafa and Nole are primarily under the spotlight but nevertheless he is thru to the quarterfinals of a grand slam for the 28th straight time (thats 7 straight years!). He has not lost a set, and has won each match rather comfortably without spending much time on court. Federer looked to be his usual self as he defeated compatriot and Davis Cup teammate Stan Wawrinka, 6-3 6-2 7-5. The prior holder of the grand slam quarterfinal streak was Jimmy Connors, but he skipped a few slams during his streak. Federer has not missed a slam in the past 7 years during this current streak and many years before that as well.

Cruising thru the first two sets, Wawrinka made it tougher in the third until Federer broke at 6-5 to serve out the match. He now awaits the winner between #7 David Ferrer and #9 Gael Monfils for his quarterfinal match in two days. After the match, Roger spoke about setting the record for number of times consecutively making the quarterfinals of a grand slam. “Twenty-eight quarterfinals in a row, that’s great,” Federer said. “But that’s another opportunity for me to go one step further.”

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