Eight-time champion Roger Federer defeated Mischa Zverev in straight sets to sail into the quarter-finals of the Halle grasscourt tournament for a 15th time. The Swiss tennis ace clinched a 7-6 (7/4), 6-4 win over the German serve-and-volleyer Mischa Zverev.
Federer who has won a record 18-time Grand Slam titles is looking good in his build up to the All England Championships next month. Federer shall next face 2016 Halle champion Florian Mayer for a place in the semi-finals.
The 134th-ranked German made the quarter-finals by seeing off French sixth seed Lucas Pouille 6-7 (6/8), 6-4, 6-3. Federer now has a 4-0 record against Zverev including a win this year in the Australian Open quarter-finals.