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Federer comes back from two sets down

Roger Federer saved numerous match points. Credit: PA

Swiss third seed Roger Federer has beaten Croatian ninth seed Marin Cilic 6-7 (4/7) 4-6 6-3 7-6 (11/9) 6-3 in the Wimbledon quarter-finals.

Federer was two sets down and saved many Match Points to stay in the game before completing what looked like an unlikely win at one stage.

Federer eases way into quarter finals

Roger Federer was never in any trouble. Credit: PA

Roger Federer equalled the record for most grand slam singles wins after he beat American Steve Johnson in the Wimbledon fourth round.

Federer eased past Johnson 6-2 6-3 7-5 on Centre Court to draw level with Martina Navratilova's record of 306 victories in major competition and will stand alone if he overcomes Marin Cilic in the quarter-finals.

The Swiss has also now reached the last eight 14 times at the All England Club, which levels the men's Open era record for the tournament held by Jimmy Connors.

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Brit Marcus Willis to take on Federer

Marcus Willis Credit: PA

British tennis player Marcus Willis' first appearance on Wimbledon's Centre Court will see him take on Roger Federer in the last match on court.

Willis, ranked 772nd in the world, beat world number 54 Ricardas Berankis on Monday booking his second round clash with the Swiss.

He came close to quitting tennis earlier in the year, but his girlfriend, Jenny, convinced him to give it another go.

Rain saw a number of matches postponed on Tuesday, including that of Brit Heather Watson who was due to take on Annika Beck.

Federer brands new special move as the 'SABR'

Watch out for the 'SABR'. Credit: PA

Roger Federer has branded his new special move "SABR" - the sneak attack by Roger.

The new shot was invented by the 17-time major champion in Cincinnati last month where he charged his opponent's serve and hit half-volley returns from the edge of the service line.

The audacious move proved a hit with Federer and fans alike, with the Swiss continuing to unleash his latest weapon in tournaments ever since.

Federer eased into the US Open fourth round on Friday with a 6-3 6-4 6-4 win over Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber and after the match announced a name for his new stroke.

"We sort of came up with that name, sneak attack by Roger, SABR," Federer said.

"I don't know. Call it 'Fed-Attack', call it whatever you want, but I thought it was kind of funny.

"Today again it worked a couple of times. I didn't get that many second serves when I thought I could use it, but moving forward it's an option."

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Classy Roger Federer safely through in straight sets

Federer coasted into round two. Credit: PA

Roger Federer produced some magical tennis to sweep aside Bosnian Damir Dzumhur 6-1 6-3 6-3 in the sweltering heat on centre court.

The seven-times Wimbledon champion took only one hour and eight minutes to progress into the second round, and remains on course for his 18th Grand Slam.

Andy Murray's match against Kazakhstan's Mikhail Kukushkin is next up on the showpiece court.

Roger Federer knocked out of the Australian Open

Multiple Grand Slam winner Roger Federer has been knocked out of the Australian Open. Credit: Dubreuil Corinne/ABACA/PA

Four-time Champion Roger Federer has been knocked out of the Australian Open in the third round.

Federer was beaten in Melbourne by Italian Andreas Seppi 4-6, 6-7 (5-7), 6-4, 6-7 (5-7).

Meanwhile Britain's Andy Murray went through after beating Portugal's Joao Sousa 6-1, 6-1, 7-5.

Federer matches Connors and Lendl with 1,000th career win

Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer joined an elite club by claiming his 1,000th career win with a win over Canada's Milos Raonic in the final of the Brisbane International.

Roger Federer in action in Brisbane. Credit: David Kapernick/AAP/PA

Only Jimmy Connors and Ivan Lendl had achieved the feat before in the Open era; Federer reached the landmark after seeing off Raonic 6-4 6-7 (2/7) 6-4.

The milestone will give Federer plenty of momentum heading into the Australian Open, which gets under way in Melbourne next Monday.

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