London - Roger Federer admitted on Wednesday he was happy that his perfect serving streak had ended after 116 games in his Wimbledon quarter-final win over Gilles Simon.
Federer had not dropped serve since his first round victory over Philipp Kohlschreiber in Halle last month and he went into the last eight tie having faced just two break points at the All England Club.
But French 12th seed Simon ended the run of 116 consecutive service games in the 10th game of the second set.
"I'm happy it lasted as long as it did but at the same time, I'm also relieved that we're not going to talk about that anymore and I can just focus on the normal things," said Federer.
"But it's been a great streak. It goes to show what I'm doing off the baseline on my serve, or serve-volleying, the way I'm hitting it and placing it seems to work, especially on the grass now."
Seven-time Wimbledon champion Federer won Wednesday's match 6-3, 7-5, 6-2 to set-up a semi-final on Friday against third seed Andy Murray, who beat Canada's Vasek Pospisil 6-4, 7-5, 6-4.