- Roger Federer dispatches Tomas Berdych and marches into 11th Wimbledon final
- Wimbledon 2017: Roger Federer beats Tomas Berdych, faces Marin Cilic in final
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- Wimbledon 2017 day 11 LIVE: Roger Federer faces Berdych
Roger Federer dispatches Tomas Berdych and marches into 11th Wimbledon final
Federer Beats Berdych To Reach 11th Wimbledon Final. Roger Federer beats Tomas ATP Staff Jul 14, Swiss star will play for eighth title at SW2017
Please refresh the page and retry. U ncertainty, they say, is the life blood of sport. This may be true in the majority of cases. They just want to see peak Roger: their idol at his most magisterial. It was probably an eight out of ten, maybe climbing to eight-and-a-half.
Federer is hunting down his eighth Wimbledon title but he played down the favourite tag ahead of his clash with Berdych. I feel like they will have their word to say of the outcome of the matches. He has yet to drop a set this years as he looks to become the second oldest man to reach a Wimbledon final in the Open Era. Berdych continues to battle on valiantly out there. He's making Federer work out and it's up to the Swiss to serve it out.
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Media playback is not supported on this device. Roger Federer is one win from a historic eighth Wimbledon title after beating Czech 11th seed Tomas Berdych in straight sets in the semi-final. The Swiss, 35, won to reach his 11th Wimbledon final, having last won the title in Federer has already added to his lengthy list of achievements by reaching a record 29th Grand Slam final, becoming the second-oldest man to do so after the year-old Ken Rosewall reached the Wimbledon final. Having waited five years to win his 18th major title at this year's Australian Open, Federer could make it 19 only six months later.
Fourteen years after making his Grand Slam breakthrough on Centre Court, Roger Federer will return to the most famous stage in tennis on Sunday in search of the ultimate Wimbledon record. At 35 years and days Federer will be the second oldest man in the Open era to play in the final here after Ken Rosewall, who was runner-up in at 39 years and days. Federer will be playing in his 29th Grand Slam final on Sunday, which is seven more than any other man has contested, while his 11th Wimbledon singles final will take him four clear of any other man. The win over Berdych was his 90th at Wimbledon, which is a record for the Open era and 32 more than any other active player. However, no statistic can convey the brilliance with which Federer is rewriting the history books just a month short of his 36th birthday. The Swiss, who has not dropped a set in his first six matches here, is playing some of the best tennis of his life. There were periods of the match when Berdych hardly put a foot wrong but the year-old Czech could only watch in near disbelief as Federer flew around the court like a teenager to hit a succession of stunning winners.
Following his Wimbledon semi-final loss last season and his six-month layoff last year, Roger Federer had to doubt if he'd ever return to the Wimbledon final. He doesn't need to wonder any longer. The seven-time champion will play in his 11 th final at The Championships after overcoming some big hitting from Czech Tomas Berdych 4 , 4 , on Friday during their semi-final. Federer will meet seventh seed Marin Cilic , who beat No. But the Croatian held three match points during that match and has beaten Federer in the latter stages of a Grand Slam. The 6'6" right-hander upset Federer in the US Open semi-finals.
Wimbledon 2017: Roger Federer beats Tomas Berdych, faces Marin Cilic in final
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By Dan Ripley for MailOnline. Be sure to check back tomorrow for all the action but that's all from me here today. Thanks for following and enjoy your weekend. For the first time in 8 years, Roger Federer can win multiple Grand Slam titles in a single year. Large applause greets Federer as he prepares to serve the match and that's followed by a large cheer as he goes up.
Wimbledon 2017 day 11 LIVE: Roger Federer faces Berdych
It would be his second of the year after winning the Australian Open, something that very few would have expected after he took time off after Wimbledon to recover from injuries. Berdych has the opportunity to make his second Wimbledon final after losing to Nadal in He was a set and break up in his quarter final against Novak Djokovic before the former champion had to retire due to shoulder problems that had plagued the Serbian in his previous match. It also gives him a great deal more recovery time after having player a five setter in the previous round. I mean, the season is how it is.
Katy Murrells at Wimbledon. Fri 14 Jul Updated at 7. Federer's 27 sets from R1 in Halle to the Wimbledon Finals: 63 61 76 64 63 64 64 76 61 63 63 30 76 63 62 76 64 64 64 62 64 64 62 76 76 76 Thought Berdych played very well but Roger Federer too strong.