Federer won 11 of the final at Wimbledon
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The seven-time winner of Wimbledon has qualified for the eleventh time for the final of the tournament in london due to its success against the Czech Tomas Berdych.
Wimbledon, Uk — Roger Federer, seven-time winner of Wimbledon, has qualified for the eleventh time for the final of the tournament in london due to its success against the Czech Tomas Berdych, 15th in the world, in three sets (7-6 [7/4], 7-6 [7/4], 6-4) Friday.
Switzerland (5th), in quest for a 19th title record in Grand Slams, still has not let go of the lesser neck and face Sunday, the Croatian Marin Cilic (6th) that was imposed earlier in front of the American Sam Querrey (28th) in four innings (6-7 [6/8], 6-4, 7-6 [7/3], 7-5).
With a victory on Sunday, the former world n° 1 would improve not only the record of major titles, but would also record in London he is now sharing it with the American Pete Sampras and Briton William Renshaw, a player in the end of the 19th century.
In the absence of his comrades of the Big Four, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and the title-holder Andy Murray, all eliminated before the last four, Federer has a great chance of triumphing again in the tournament fetish, five years after its last coronation.
Soon 36 years old (August 8), the person who has made a return to the highest level this season, marked by an 18th major title in Melbourne in January, not may be more many.
On the ” Centre Court “, he was hooked by Berdych, but has been able to elevate his level of play in crucial moments, especially in the two tiebreakers. His acceleration in the straight shot, and his strength in the service made the difference in the face of the power of the Czech, a finalist in 2010.
This year, Berdych had created the surprise against the “Master” in the quarter finals. In their last duel, at the end of march in Miami, Federer had had to dismiss two balls of the match and had then won the tournament in florida.
The Czech has not been able to have so many problems in Switzerland this time, even if it has not abdicated in the third round, where he purchased a ball-break to lead 4-2.
But Federer, merciless, has released two aces and a service winner to get back to a tie, before failing his opponent on the next play.
The Swiss has delivered the coup de grace in the tenth game of this final act, signing a eighth victory in a row against his opponent.