The Swiss - who is chasing the world No. 1 spot this week - has beaten the German in all 12 of their previous meetings and is widely expected to move beyond the 34-year-old once more on Thursday evening.
With two more victories, Federer would become the oldest man by three years to hold the top position in the rankings.
The Bulgarian proved too strong for Japan's world No 41 in a match which lasted one hour and 46 minutes and he will next meet Filip Krajinovic.
Federer was on his game from the beginning and did not let up, giving up only four points on his serve in the first set while breaking his overmatched opponent four times.
But Courier does not think the 36-year-old will be overly bothered if he fails to leapfrog Nadal and is simply amazed by the level the 20-time Grand Slam champion is managing to sustain during the twilight of his career.
'You know his patterns, it's nice to play someone like that, you know what to expect.
The Bulgarian was joined as a victor by rival David Goffin, who lost to Dimitrov last November in the tile match of the ATP Finals in London.
Earlier, David Goffin eased into the quarterfinals by defeating Feliciano Lopez 6-1, 6-3.
Dimitrov won the opening set against Sugita but fell behind a break in the second before levelling for 5-all.
"It was my first match in three weeks, and you're always a little rusty", said Dimitrov who has been dealing with a sore shoulder in recent weeks. "I faced a quality player and I'm happy with how things went for me - I was pain-free in my shoulder". They have squared off only once since 2015, with the Swiss coasting 6-4, 6-2, 7-5 in the fourth round of the 2017 U.S. Open.
Also, Damir Dzumhur of Bosnia and Herzegovina downed Romania's Marius Copil 6-4, 6-4; Robin Haase dominated Netherlands countryman Thiemo de Bakker 6-2, 6-2; and French qualifier Pierre-Hugues Herbert advanced after countryman Richard Gasquet retired during the first set of their match.
Pouille lost in 93 minutes, hitting a dozen aces in defeat but losing serve four times.
At least five people were killed Wednesday in a crash on Long Island , according to an official with the Ridge Fire Department. The oil truck driver was taken to a hospital with serious injuries while the driver of the Infiniti was unharmed, police said.
But she said her name remained on the charity's website because she wanted to show gratitude and support for what they try to do. International Development Minister Alasdair Allan has written to non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working overseas .
The puck was placed perfectly by the Canadian, but Rooney was slow to react on the play that went up and over her shoulder. Finland and OAR, teams that were expected to showcase their recent growth in PyeongChang, unfortunately, came up short.
Graham also claimed the rapper pulled out an illegal gun and started trying to shoot at them, which the rapper denied. Reginald Graham is the officer who arrested Meek in 2007 on a drug and gun charge, TMZ reported Wednesday , Feb. 14.
Organizations like the Maryland Food Bank say this would drastically hurt their efforts of getting food to communities in need . The White House says the program , called " America's Harvest Box ", would save taxpayers $214 billion over a decade.
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:APC) closed down -0.64 points or -1.11% at $57.18 with 4.23 mln shares exchanging hands. APC has conspicuous measure of stock oscillations; average true range may be heating up this temperature with value of 2.15.
With Android One , the Nokia 7 Plus will presumably see a launch with Android Oreo on board, as well as faster updates . These renders of the Nokia 7+ Android One Edition leaked by Blass give us our clearest look yet at the smartphone.
The Slovenians next face the Olympic Athletes from Russian Federation , who lost to Slovakia 3-2 on Wednesday. TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger interviewed Alex Ovechkin ahead of the Caps-Jets game Tuesday night.
The Cupertino giant updated its online refurbished store on Valentine's Day to include Apple Watch Series 3 models. All refurbished Apple Watch models come in a new white box that also houses a Magnetic Charging Cable.
Security forces were sweeping through the camp slowly, since soldiers and their families live there, Vaid said. Another suicide attack at Karan Nagar CRPF Camp in Srinagar was repulsed on Monday morning.
Man goes on trial over Stockholm truck attack
Prosecutors have said they will seek a life sentence for Akilov and, thereafter, his expulsion from the Scandinavian country. Throughout the almost 10-month investigation, Akilov has been co-operative, according to his lawyer and the prosecution.
Stokes to join England in New Zealand
The statement said any decision to include him in upcoming matches would be made by the England management team. In a statement posted on Twitter last month, Stokes said he was "keen to have an opportunity to clear my name".
TMO got it wrong
It is another example of the pathway within England Rugby where if players impress they can make their way into the senior squad. When I say respect the referee, that's the TV process as well, and then you leave it at that, and then you get on with it .
Lena Dunham has had a full hysterectomy
This prompted Dunham to have elective surgery to remove her reproductive organs as an attempt to end the pain once and for all. Last April, she said she was "endometriosis-free" after undergoing surgery to move her ovaries away from her rectal wall.
(PM) Stake Boosted by Naples Global Advisors LLC
Financial Engines Advisors L.L.C. grew its holdings in shares of Philip Morris International by 399.2% during the third quarter. They just need to take the company's market capitalization and divide it by the company's total sales over the past 12 months.
Alzheimer's disease reversed in mice
Verubecestat is a small molecule inhibitor of the beta-site amyloid precursor protein cleaving enzyme (BACE1). Drugs that inhibit BACE1 are therefore being developed as potential Alzheimer's disease treatments.
Uber Technologies loss expanded in 2017
Meanwhile the amount Uber spent on customer support, sales and marketing reportedly decreased at the end of 2017. Adjusted net revenue came up to $2.22 billion, a 61 percent increase from the same period the year before.