LONDON - Seven-time champion Roger Federer reached his 13th Wimbledon quarter-final on Monday with a 6-2, 6-2, 6-3 win over Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut.

The 33-year-old needed just 96 minutes to clinch victory and goes on to face French 12th seed Gilles Simon for a place in the semi-finals. Federer holds a 5-2 career lead over Simon who reached his maiden All England Club quarter-final by knocking out 2010 runner-up and sixth seed Tomas Berdych. The Swiss star claimed victory on a sixth match point against Bautista Agut, whose challenge was seriously compromised by needing treatment on his right ankle after a bad fall in the sixth game of the second set.

Andy Murray slayed Croatian giant Ivo Karlovic to make the quarter-finals while controversial Australian Nick Kyrgios was under fire for 'tanking' in his last-16 exit. British third seed Murray claimed a 7-6 (9/7), 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 win over 2.11-metres (six feet, 11 inches) tall Karlovic to book his place in the last-eight at the All England Club for the eighth successive year.

Murray, the 2013 champion, will next face unseeded Canadian Vasek Pospisil. Karlovic, at 36 the oldest man to reach the last-16 in 39 years, fired 29 aces in the three-hour Centre Court encounter, but that was well below par for a man who had blasted 136 in his first three rounds. Murray hit 62 winners to the Croatian's 75 but crucially only nine unforced errors to his rival's 32. "I came up with some good lobs and passing shots. I just needed to keep him low," said Murray. "It was an incredibly difficult match, it was mentally tiring because you just have to be ready when the chances come." French 21st seed Richard Gasquet defeated Kyrgios 7-5, 6-1, 6-7 (7/9), 7-6 (8/6) in a controversial clash to avenge a second round loss to the temperamental Australian in 2014. The 29-year-old, a semi-finalist in 2007, will next face fourth seed Stan Wawrinka after winning a last-16 clash at the majors for just the third time in 19 attempts. But Gasquet's win was overshadowed by the latest controversy surrounding 20-year-old Kyrgios, the man who knocked out Rafael Nadal 12 months ago.

He tanked the third game of the third set -- allowing Gasquet four uncontested points -- after arguing with umpire James Keothavong over a code violation for swearing, a gesture which brought boos from the crowd. If his actions are deemed to be an act of deliberately not trying, then he could face a heavy fine. Kyrgios also argued with the official over the length of time he was taking to change his socks.

"He was a little bit angry, a little bit frustrated, I saw that," said Gasquet of the incident in the third set. "Sometimes it happens. He's not the only one to do it. Even the best players in the world did it in the past." French Open champion Wawrinka defeated Belgian 16th seed David Goffin 7-6 (7/3), 7-6 (9/7), 6-4 to reach the quarter-finals for the second successive year.

Wawrinka is bidding to become just the fifth man to win Roland Garros and Wimbledon in the same year. "I always enjoy playing on grass. It's faster. You cannot slide. You have to stay on the line a little bit more," said Wawrinka. "You can be more aggressive. So far I'm enjoying playing on grass." Pospisil became only the third Canadian man to reach the quarter-finals with a 4-6, 6-7 (4/7), 6-4, 6-3, 6-3 win over Serbian 22nd seed Viktor Troicki.

It was the world number 56's third five-set match in four rounds and his first career comeback from two sets to love down. Pospisil follows Robert Powell (1908, 1910 and 1912) and Milos Raonic (2014) as the only Canadian men to have reached the last-eight. French 12th seed Gilles Simon reached the quarter-finals for the first time with a 6-3, 6-3, 6-2 defeat of Czech sixth seed and 2010 runner-up Tomas Berdych. Simon, 30, will take on either seven-time champion Roger Federer or Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut for a spot in the semi-finals. It will be his first last-eight spot at a major since the 2009 Australian Open.

US Open champion Marin Cilic made the quarter-finals for the second successive year with a 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 win over unseeded American Denis Kudla. Cilic, the ninth seed, goes on to face either defending champion and top seed Novak Djokovic or Kevin Anderson of South Africa, the 14th seed. Victory on Monday was Cilic's 26th in a row against US opponents. The 28-year-old will be hoping Anderson stuns Djokovic as he has a 12-0 losing record against the Serbian world number one. Wildcard Kudla, the world number 105, was the last American man in the tournament.