Federer wins 100th match at Wimbledon

London: Second seed Roger Federer became the first male player in the history of the game to win 100 singles matches in a Grand Slam event after he beat Japan’s Kei Nishikori in the quarterfinal of the Wimbledon on Wednesday.

The eight-time champion fought back from one set down to defeat the world No. 7 4-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 in the quarterfinal.

In the semifinal, Federer, 37, will face arch-rival Rafael Nadal. The Spaniard beat Sam Querrey 7-5, 6-2, 6-2 in the quarterfinal, the Xinhua news agency reported.