LONDON — In a Wimbledon rematch, Milos Raonic proved to be no match for Roger Federer.
The third-seeded Swiss great, trying for a record eighth Wimbledon title, systematically dismantled Raonic in quarter-final action at the All England Club on Wednesday with a 6-4, 6-2, 7-6 (4) victory.
Raonic, the tournament's sixth seed from Thornhill, Ont., defeated Federer in the Wimbledon semifinals last year before losing to Andy Murray in the final.
Perhaps that defeat lingered in Federer's mind, because he looked like a man on a mission Wednesday, flummoxing Raonic with his service game while showing no fear of the Canadian's cannon arm.
Raonic had five break point opportunities — four of them coming in one game in the third set — but Federer saved them all.
Raonic looked better in the third set, holding serve and taking it to a tiebreak. But Federer set up match point with an ace, then won when Raonic hit a return wide.
Federer, who has yet to drop a set at Wimbledon, improved to 254-2 when winning the first two sets of a match.
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