Roger Federer is into his 11 Wimbledon final after a straight sets win over Tomas Berdych.
Federer saw off Czech Berdych 7-6 7-6 6-4 to set up a showdown on Sunday against Marin Cilic.Swiss starr Federer can now become the first man to win Wimbledon eight times.
And if he does the SW19 fans favourite will also become the oldest Wimbledon winner of the open era aged 35 years and 342 days.WorldBerdych was far from bad and never stopped throwing everything he had at Federer, despite going down in straight sets.
Federer was just better with his ability to turn it on at will and leave the Centre Court crowd gasping at some of his stunning and often audacious winners.
The first two sets were nip and tuck and Federer needed 7-4 tie break successes to win them.
But he always had the edge, with Berdych struggling to make too much of a dent on the seven-times champions serve while, for most of the match, having to work seriously hard to hold his own.
Already two sets up, Federer seized a crucial advantage in the seventh game of the third, a game after saving two break points himself, to break Berdych and take a 4-3 lead.
And he served out the match, sealing his place in the final, which he has reached without dropping a set, when Berdych sent a forehand into the net.
Federer said ,”I feel very privileged to get into another final. I know how much it means to some players to go out on Centre Court at any time in their career, and I’ve done it so many times and now get to do it in a final again.
“I can’t quite believe it. I’m glad I have a day off tomorrow to get ready.
“It was a long way back last year was so diffiuclt to stay calm and speak to the ttam and take the decision to wait a bit longer and take more time out. I’m so glad I did it because I gave my body a rest and got to have a life outside of tennis.
“There were doubts I’d never come back and play on Centre Court, but I’ve done it many times and would like to thank Wmbledon for putting me on Centre Court every match this year.
“Last year against [Sunday’s final opponent] Marin [Cilc] was brutal. I got really lucky to win. He’s a lovely guy, I’m happy for him he’s in his first Wimbledon final. He crushed me at the US Open final a couple of years ago. Hopefully he won’t play like that again.”