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Result: Roger Federer continues formidable record at Wimbledon

The Swiss plays Matteo Berrettini next.

Roger Federer's dominance at Wimbledon continued as he reached the fourth round for the 17th time in 19 years.

The Swiss maestro dispatched Lucas Pouille in straight sets on his stronghold Centre Court, winning 7-5 6-2 7-6 (4).

In doing so he became the first player ever – either male or female – to post 350 grand slam singles wins.

He will now meet Matteo Berrettini on Monday as the tantalising prospect of a semi-final with Rafael Nadal looks increasingly likely.

Federer followed the Spaniard on to court following his demolition of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and enjoyed a similarly comfortable outing once he got through the first set.

The 37-year-old had to fend off two break points, the second at 5-5, and once he had done that there was nothing so sure as him taking Pouille's serve in the next game to steal the first set 7-5.

Roger Federer is on course for a semi-final with Rafael Nadal
Roger Federer is on course for a semi-final with Rafael Nadal (Victoria Jones/PA)

Things continued to go south for the Frenchman as Federer sniffed blood and surged into a 4-0 lead in the second set, eventually taking it 6-2.

Pouille regained his spirit and put up a fight in the third, fending off a match point at 6-5 to send it to a tie-break.

But the eight-time champion is ruthless in the breakers and was too good, sealing victory when his opponent sent a forehand into the net.

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