Paris: World number three, Roger Federer beats Swiss Davis Cup teammate Stanislas Wawrinka in French Open to enter a record 28th consecutive grand slam quarter-final.

Roger Federer continued his progress through the French Open draw with a 6-3, 6-2, 7-5 victory over his Swiss compatriot Stanislas Wawrinka in Paris on Sunday.

Federer took his career record to 9-1 against Wawrinka, his Beijing Olympics doubles gold medal-winning partner.

Third seed Federer, the 2009 champion and four-times finalist, will face either Spanish seventh seed David Ferrer or French ninth seed Gael Monfils for a place in the semi-finals.

"I am super-happy because I knew after he beat (Jo-Wilfried) Tsonga, when he really dominated in the last two sets, what the danger was," Federer said.

"He showed all his qualities in the third set and was a bit unlucky but all the better for me I guess."

The 16-times grand slam champion was hitting the ball well from both sides of the court, hurting Wawrinka particularly with powerful forehands, and he wrapped up the first set inside half an hour.

Although he has yet to drop a set this year at Roland Garros, the third-seeded Federer has been overshadowed by five- time champion and men’s top seed Rafael Nadal of Spain and No. 2 Novak Djokovic, who are vying for the top spot in men’s tennis.

(Agencies)