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Wimbledon 2017: Roger Federer outclasses gritty Tomas Berdych to reach 11th final at All England Club

Wimbledon 2017: Roger Federer outclasses gritty Tomas Berdych to reach 11th final at All England Club

The 35-year-old Swiss was given his toughest test yet by the 11th seed, who beat him at the quarter-final stage in 2010, but he raised his game at the crucial moments to become the oldest men`s singles finalist here since Ken Rosewall in 1974.

Roger Federer dispatches Tomas Berdych, marches into 11th Wimbledon final

Roger Federer dispatches Tomas Berdych, marches into 11th Wimbledon final

Federer has now reached 29 grand slam finals, winning 18, and he has carved his way through the draw without dropping a set.

Marin Cilic reaches first Wimbledon final after ousting Sam Querrey

Marin Cilic reaches first Wimbledon final after ousting Sam Querrey

Cilic will face the winner of Friday's other semi-final between seven-times Wimbledon champion Roger Federer and Czech Tomas Berdych.

Roger Federer vs Tomas Berdych: Swiss maestro hot favourite in Wimbledon 2017 men's semi-finals

Roger Federer vs Tomas Berdych: Swiss maestro hot favourite in Wimbledon 2017 men's semi-finals

The evergreen 35-year-old is on a seven-match winning streak against Berdych, who has not beaten him since 2013, and the Swiss has yet to drop a set at this year`s championships.

Wimbledon 2017: Berdych faces 'greatest of them all' Federer in last four as Cilic eyes first final at SW19

Wimbledon 2017: Berdych faces 'greatest of them all' Federer in last four as Cilic eyes first final at SW19

Berdych has never won a grand slam, although he was Wimbledon runner-up in 2010 when he lost to Rafael Nadal.

Wimbledon 2017, Day 9: Sam Querrey ends Andy Murray's title defence dream, Roger Federer makes record 12th semis

Wimbledon 2017, Day 9: Sam Querrey ends Andy Murray's title defence dream, Roger Federer makes record 12th semis

Federer has yet to drop a set in the tournament this year and with defending champion Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic and Rafa Nadal all out he is a huge favourite to become the first man to win the Wimbledon title eight times.

Wimbledon 2017: Three-time champion Novak Djokovic retires from quarterfinal match against Tomas Berdych

Wimbledon 2017: Three-time champion Novak Djokovic retires from quarterfinal match against Tomas Berdych

Berdych, world number 15  and the 2010 Wimbledon runner-up, will face Roger Federer in the semi-final.

Miami Open: Lucky Roger Federer beats Tomas Berdych, Nick Kyrgios survives Alexander Zverev test in quarters

Miami Open: Lucky Roger Federer beats Tomas Berdych, Nick Kyrgios survives Alexander Zverev test in quarters

Should Federer win Friday, there is a chance he will play Sunday`s final against long-standing rival Rafael Nadal, who faces Italy`s Fabio Fognini in the other semi-final.

Rotterdam Open: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga beat Tomas Berdych in straight sets; faces David Goffin in final

Rotterdam Open: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga beat Tomas Berdych in straight sets; faces David Goffin in final

The French sixth seed will compete for his first title at the Ahoy stadium after finishing runner-up six years ago.

Rotterdam Open: Tomas Berdych crushes Martin Klizan in quarter-finals; to meet Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in semis

Rotterdam Open: Tomas Berdych crushes Martin Klizan in quarter-finals; to meet Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in semis

Berdych has now reached the semi-finals in Rotterdam for a fourth time after also finishing runner-up to Stan Wawrinka in 2015.

Rotterdam Open: Top seed Marin Cilic defeats Borna Coric, advances into quarter-finals

Rotterdam Open: Top seed Marin Cilic defeats Borna Coric, advances into quarter-finals

Cilic, who had just one victory this year going into the Ahoy stadium tournament, improved to a perfect 3-0 over Coric.

Australian Open Preview: Roger Federer to battle Stan Wawrinka in all-Swiss semifinal

Australian Open Preview: Roger Federer to battle Stan Wawrinka in all-Swiss semifinal

Federer is looking to become the second oldest man in the Open era after Ken Rosewall (at 37) to win a Grand Slam title.

Australian Open:  Kei Nishikori ready for big battle against former champion Roger Federer

Australian Open: Kei Nishikori ready for big battle against former champion Roger Federer

Nishikori, in his prime at 27 and gunning for his first major title, has won two of his six matches against Federer.

Australian Open, Day 5: Andy Murray, Roger Federer masterclass wows

Australian Open, Day 5: Andy Murray, Roger Federer masterclass wows

Murray and Federer had both watched from afar on Thursday as Djokovic, the defending champion and six-time winner, suffered a stunning defeat to 117th-ranked Denis Istomin.

Australia Open: Roger Federer sails past Tomas Berdych; sets up mouth-watering last-16 clash with Kei Nishikori

Australia Open: Roger Federer sails past Tomas Berdych; sets up mouth-watering last-16 clash with Kei Nishikori

The Swiss legend is looking to become the third man to win five Australian Open singles titles after Novak Djokovic and Roy Emerson, who have both won six.

Australian Open 2017: Roger Federer beats spirited Noah Rubin to reach into third round

Australian Open 2017: Roger Federer beats spirited Noah Rubin to reach into third round

Federer needed to save two set points on serve at 5-2 down and then came roaring back to take Rubin to a tiebreak.

Australian Open: Yuki Bhambri falls at final hurdle, ousted  in last qualifying round by Ernesto Escobedo

Australian Open: Yuki Bhambri falls at final hurdle, ousted in last qualifying round by Ernesto Escobedo

Other Indian in fray, Saketh Myneni had lost his first round in the Qualifiers after encountering a foot problem.

Australian Open: Novak Djokovic up against Fernando Verdasco, Andy Murray to face Illya Marchenko in opener

Australian Open: Novak Djokovic up against Fernando Verdasco, Andy Murray to face Illya Marchenko in opener

Djokovic, has a tough first-round against experienced Spaniard Fernando Verdasco, who has beaten Djokovic four times in their 13 encounters.

Qatar Open: World No.1 Andy Murray to face defending champion Novak Djokovic in final

Qatar Open: World No.1 Andy Murray to face defending champion Novak Djokovic in final

Djokovic said he was lucky to be in his second successive Doha final after being on the brink of a straight sets defeat

IPTL 2016: Mahesh Bhupathi confirms Hyderabad as venue for India leg, finals

IPTL 2016: Mahesh Bhupathi confirms Hyderabad as venue for India leg, finals

Bhupathi said all four IPTL teams would be playing at the Gachibowli stadium on December 9 and 10, followed by the IPTL finals on December 11.