I will have to raise my game to beat a rejuvenated Stan Wawrinka, Roger Federer admits

Roger Federer at Madrid Open PA

Roger Federer says he will have to find another gear if he is to beat Stan Wawrinka in the French Open quarter-finals.

Federer became the oldest man in 28 years to make a Grand Slam last eight as he easily beat Leonardo Mayer 6-2, 6-3, 6-3 at Roland Garros.

Next up he will face compatriot Wawrinka, who came through an epic five setter against Stefanos Tsitsipas.

However, Federer knows it will not be an easy match when the two former champions collide.

“I will need to play like this again against Stan,” he told reporters.

“It’s fabulous that I can spend this time in Paris.

“I was prepared for the worst scenario, losing in the first round in three sets.

“But I am super happy with my performance. I enjoy playing here a lot. I served very well.”

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