Wimbledon 2012: Roger Federer demolishes Novak Djokovic; storms into final
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Wimbledon 2012: Roger Federer demolishes Novak Djokovic; storms into final

Last Updated: Friday, July 06, 2012, 21:24
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Wimbledon 2012: Roger Federer demolishes Novak Djokovic; storms into finalZeenews Sports Bureau

Wimbledon: World No. 3 Roger Federer stormed into the final of Wimbledon 2012 after defeating World No. 1 Novak Djokovic 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 in the semi-final at the Centre Court on Friday.

                                                 

SET 1

     

SET 2

     

SET 3

       

SET 4

               

Roger Federer

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N. DJOKOVIC

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Federer won the 1st Set 6-3 while Djokovic fought back by winning the 2nd Set 6-3.

Federer then came back into the match and took the 3rd Set 6-4.

Federer continued his rich form to win the 4th Set and pocketed the match 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3.

"This is what you want to be playing for — the Wimbledon trophy," Federer said. "I've got a tough task ahead of me."

If Federer beats either Andy Murray or Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in Sunday's final, he will equal Pete Sampras' record of seven Wimbledon titles, a mark he shares with 1880s player William Renshaw. He would also take over the No. 1 ranking from Djokovic and equal Sampras' record of 286 weeks as the top-ranked player.

Murray and Tsonga were to play in the other semifinal later Friday. Neither has won a Grand Slam title; Federer is aiming for his 17th.

"There's obviously a lot on the line for me in terms of winning here, the all-time Grand Slam record, world No. 1," Federer said. "I'm also going into that match with some pressure, but I'm excited about it. That's what I play for."

Both Federer and Djokovic went for winners on almost every point. But it was Federer who got the key points when they mattered in the third set.

"I was able to play some fantastic tennis today," Federer said. "The first two sets went really quickly, and then the third set was obviously key to the match. I was able to maybe step it up, get a bit lucky maybe."

At 4-4, Djokovic had his chance with only his third break point of the match. Federer held with three service winners.

Moments later, while serving to stay in the set — and, essentially, the match— Djokovic gifted Federer a pair of break points by blasting an overhead long with much of the court open. He saved one, but Federer's overhead smash on the second gave the Swiss great the third set, and put him on the way to Wimbledon final No. 8.

The win improved Federer's semifinal record at the All England Club to 8-0. His only loss in the final came in 2008, when Rafael Nadal beat him 9-7 in the fifth set.

Federer earned the only break of the first set to take the lead, and Djokovic returned the favor in the second set to even the score.

The third set turned out to be the decisive one, and Djokovic fought to stay in it right from the start.

After holding easily, Federer earned a break point when Djokovic sent a forehand long. Although the top-ranked Serb saved it, and eventually held to 1-1, it was the beginning of the end.

The next three games went quickly and on serve, but Federer then earned a pair of break points in the sixth game. Djokovic again saved them, the first after a 24-stroke rally that ended with Federer's forehand going wide.

First Published: Friday, July 06, 2012, 17:55

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satish - narasaraopet
once again roger sir creates history.no one can beat him
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S RAJU - CHENNAI,INDIA
yesterday Mr Fedrer has played superlative tennis. Super. He is going to win the cup. no doubt.
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defi - india
fed is lucky not to have rafa in finals.....
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JAWED LATEEF - JHANSI
Federer is a greatest player ever in tennis history of all time i think he won the final in sundy and create history 17th
grand slam and also become a no. 1 palyer of loan tennis.
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nilesh - mumbai
federer will create history!!!!
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nilesh - mumbai
federer will create history!!!!
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satyash - pallantla
i know he z the ruler of tennis.he vl win 7th title on sunday.advance congrats to him.
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varma - a.p
He is on track..like a hungry tiger..go fedex
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Divyesh V. Oza - Mumbai
Congrats to him.I know he will win on sunday & will create history & will go on to win many grand slams to become greatest player in tennis. Congrats once again.
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Ayodeji Emmanuel - Kinnegad
Federer congrat u are the most skill tennis player, take the issue of record off ur mind concentrate on sunday job All the very best in the final against Andy
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