PARIS – Roger Federer reached the French Open quarter-finals for the 12th time on Sunday, becoming the oldest man in 28 years to make the last-eight of a Slam.
The 37-year-old eased past Argentina's Leonardo Mayer 6-2, 6-3, 6-3 and will face either close friend and Swiss compatriot Stan Wawrinka or Greek sixth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas for a semi-final spot.
"It's fabulous that I can spend this time in Paris," said Federer who last played the tournament in 2015 when he made the quarter-finals -- where he lost to Wawrinka.
The Greek star, meanwhile, defeated Federer in the last 16 of the Australian Open in January.
"I was prepared for the worst scenario, losing in the first round in three sets. But I am super happy with my performance.