Federer To Play 10th Wimbledon Final | Independent Newspapers Limited
Newsletter subscribe


Federer To Play 10th Wimbledon Final

Posted: Jul 11, 2015 at 1:01 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

•   Serena, Muguruza Fight For Women’s Title

World number two, Roger Federer, was in sublime form on Friday as he qualified for his 10th Wimbledon final after demolishing Andy Murray in three straight sets winning  7-5, 7-5, 6-4.

This is Federer’s 10th Wimbledon semi-final appearance and he won them all.

He will play world number one, Noval Djokovic who equally demolished Richard Gasquet 7-6 (2), 6-4, 6-4.

 Roger Federer

Roger Federer

Federer, who has won Wimbledon seven times, produced a virtuoso performance on Centre Court to silence the home crowd and shatter any hopes Murray had of winning Wimbledon for the second time.

Murray was impressive in his own right, but Federer’s first serve was one of beauty all match, keeping Murray on the back foot as the Swiss raced through each service game. Murray, on the other hand, was pushed all the way and the pressure told – Federer breaking twice at 6-5 in each of the first two sets.

He did so again at 5-4 in the third and final stanza to wrap up an astonishing victory and complete a straight-sets win.

“It’s been tough. Andy has been playing very well for the season,” Federer said.

“I’m unbelievably happy… I played so well on the biggest occasion today (yesterday) and that’s probably why I won it.

“I’ve been serving very well for the entire tournament. I kept the pressure up, I went for my shots and was able to mix it up the way I usually do it. It all worked out very well.”

Earlier, Djokovic qualified for final after a routine 7-6(2), 6-4, 6-4 victory over Gasquet.

The defending champion rarely looked in trouble against the Frenchman, who was competing in just his second Wimbledon semi-final following a brilliant five-set victory over Stanislas Wawrinka on Wednesday.

Gasquet continued his fine form from his previous match during the opening set as he forced the world number one to a tie-break, though Djokovic secured the early break of serve and held out to lead the match.

The Serb was then in complete control, despite Gasquet’s best efforts, and needed just the one break of serve in each of the following two sets to complete the win.

World number one Serena Williams will play Spain’s Garbine Muguruza in today’s Women’s final. Serena will complete ‘Serena Slam’ for the second time should she win today. Serena held all four majors at one time after winning the Australian Open in 2003.

Muguruza has already knocked Williams out of a major once before, doing so in the second round at the 2014 French Open.