Toronto :Third-seeded Roger Federer advanced to the quarterfinals of the Rogers Cup with a 7-6 (2), 6-3 victory over Michael Llodra of France on Thursday.
Federer, who won here in 2004 and 2006, lost his serve twice but had a much better second serve. He will next play No. 7 seed Tomas Berdych for the first time since losing to the Czech in the Wimbledon quarterfinals. Berdych edged Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-4.