No. 3 Roger Federer cruised over No. 26 Mikhail Youzhny in the men's quarterfinals at the 2012 Championships at Wimbledon on Wednesday, winning in three sets, 6-1, 6-2, 6-2. Federer advances to the semifinals, where he will face the winner between No. 1 Novak Djokovic and No. 31 Florian Mayer.
Federer won 89 of 148 total points in the match, dispatching Youzhny in one hour, 31 minutes. The Swiss champ was very efficient on his serve, scoring on 88 percent of his eligible first serves. Youzhny scored on just 26 percent of his receiving points for the match.
Federer took Youzhny to break point 20 times, converting six. He had a chance to finish his Russian opponent on break point up 40-0 at 5-1 in the third set. Youzhny came back to force Federer to serve for the win.
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