|Canadia's Milos Raonic returns the ball to China's Ze Zhang during their first round match at the ATP Gerry Weber Open tennis tournament in the western German city of Halle on June 13, 2012. (AFP)
Canadian Milos Raonic breezed through to the quarterfinals Wednesday at the $835,000 Gerry Weber Open, a grass-court Wimbledon tuneup, in Halle, Germany.
The fifth-seeded Raonic routed Chinese qualifier Ze Zhang 6-1, 6-1.
Up next for Raonic will likely be another meeting with legendary Swiss ace Roger Federer. The tournament's second seed will take on Florian Mayer of Germany Thursday.
Mikhail Youzhny of Russia delivered a mild upset, defeating fourth-seeded Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.
Other winners included third-seeded Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic, who defeated Serbian Viktor Troicki 6-3, 6-2.
Also Thursday, Raonic and fellow Canadian Adil Shamasdin will play Lukasz Kubot of Poland and Mikhail Youzhny of Russia in the men's doubles quarterfinals.