Wimbledon 2017 Men Semi-Finals: Roger Federer and Marin Cilic Go To the Final

Match Highlights:

  • Roger Federer beats Tomas Berdych 7-6 (4) 7-6 (4) 6-4
  • Marin Cilic beat seed Sam Querrey 6-7 (6-8) 6-4 7-6 (7-3) 7-5
  • The final will be played on 16th July

Roger Federer beat Tomas Berdych 7-6 (4) 7-6 (4) 6-4 with ease in the men’s singles semi-final to enter his 11th Wimbledon final. He will face Croatia’s Marin Cilic after the seventh seed beat American 24th seed Sam Querrey 6-7 (6-8) 6-4 7-6 (7-3) 7-5 on Centre Court and with this win is into his second major final after winning the 2014 US Open.

 

Federer produced more magic in 138 minutes than many players have conjured up in their entire careers to defeat Tomas Berdych 7-6 (4) 7-6 (4) 6-4 with ease on Centre Court. In the early stages, Berdych succeeded in knocking Federer off balance with his tactics and troubled Federer again as he has throughout his career. Yet Federer who has been having one of the best years of his career adapted, making use of his vast repertoire and uncanny hand skills. There were just three breaks of serve over two hours and 18 minutes, two for Federer, who hit 53 winners to Berdych’s 31 in a high-quality contest. The first two sets went into tie-break but Federer produced a timely break in the third, and held his serve. He went on to pocket it 6-4 and seal the contest in straight sets. Federer 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 39-year-old Ken Rosewall. At 36 Roger is at his peak and his magisterial best.

 

In the other semi-final of the day, Marin Cilic was made to work hard by Sam Querrey for a spot in the final. Cilic beat seed Sam Querrey 6-7 (6-8) 6-4 7-6 (7-3) 7-5 in an energy sapping match. Cilic lost the first set but fought back and won the next three on Centre Court.

 

Roger Federer is one win from a historic eighth Wimbledon title.Cilic is riding high on the back of a fantastic semi-final performance. The final on Sunday promises to be a riveting one.

 

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