20-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer eased through with a 6-2, 6-3, 6-3 win Sunday against unseeded Argentine Leonardo Mayer and is one match away from a potential semifinal — and a 39th career match — against defending champion and longtime rival Rafael Nadal.
Nadal won by the same score as Federer on Sunday, winning against unseeded Argentine, Juan Ignacio Londero.
Federer won his only French Open in 2009, the year Nadal lost to big-serving Swede Robin Soderling in the fourth round. The 37-year-old Federer is now into a record-extending 54th Grand Slam quarterfinal overall, compared to 38 for Nadal, which is fourth all-time. Federer also became the third oldest man to reach the last eight at Roland Garros.
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