Highlights Wimbledon 2017 Day 9, tennis scores and updates: Federer defeats Raonic, Djokovic retires to hand Berdych win

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Highlights Wimbledon 2017 Day 9, tennis scores and updates: Federer defeats Raonic, Djokovic retires to hand Berdych win
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    And that's a wrap for Day 9 at Wimbledon!

    Here's what we are looking forward to on Day 10:

    Women's Semi-finals (Starting at 5:30 PM IST)

    Garbine Muguruza (ESP x14) v Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK)

    Venus Williams (USA x10) v Johanna Konta (GBR x6)

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    Fourth seeds Sania Mirza and Ivan Dodig lose in the mixed doubles third round to Henri Kontinen and Heather Watson, 6-7(4), 4-6.

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    French Open mixed doubles champions Rohan Bopanna and Gabriela Dabrowski beat Nikola Mektic and Ana Konjuh 7-6(5), 6-2 in the 3rd round.

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    Don't leave yet! There's plenty of doubles action going on, incluidng Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza in the mixed doubles with their respective partners. 

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    Wimbledon men's semi-finals are set:

    [3] Roger Federer vs [11] Tomas Berdych

    [7] Marin Cilic vs [24] Sam Querrey

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    Roger Federer is through to his 12th Wimbledon semi-final with a 6-4, 6-2, 7-6 (4) win over Milos Raonic.

    Federer was near-flawless in his quarter-final match.

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    Federer wins the tie-break 7-4.

    From 0-3, Federer wins five points in a row to make it 5-3. 

    The last point included an incredible banana shot that Federer whipped in to hit bang on the line. Raonic was covering the line but Federer still managed to hit outside of the ball and bend it back on to the line. 

    Federer brings up match point with an ace.

    And he wins!

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    3-3 at the first change of ends in the tie-break.

    Raonic does extremely well to win the first three points, even passing Federer on his serve.

    Federer then claws back to make it 3-3.

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    Tie-break ot decide the third set between Federer and Raonic.

    Federer holds for 6-6 and we are headed into the tie-break. 

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    Update for rankings after Djokovic's retirement.

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    Tomas Berdych is through to the semi-final after Novak Djokovic retires.

    The Serb was struggling with an elbow injury and was trailing 6-7(2), 0-2. 

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    Raonic holds for 6-5.

    Another long service game that had plenty of chances for Federer to break, this time around. But Raonic comes up with a few missiles on his serve and wrestles out a hold for 6-5.

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    Tomas Berdych takes the first set against Novak Djokovic in the tie-break, 7-2.

    The Serbian has called for the trainer for his elbow after losing the opener.

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    Federer holds after a long service game. 5-5.

    Nervous moments for Federer as Raonic creates a break point at 5-4. 

    Federer comes up with a solid second serve that Raonic can't get back in play.

    Federer fires a service winner out wide and it's advantage for the Swiss man. 

    He then dumps a forehand into the net and we are back at deuce. This is turning out to be a very interesting game.

    Raonic plays the shot of teh match so far, runs down a volley from Federer and spins it past Federer for a winner. 

    Federer saves the break point with another big serve that Raonic returns wide. 

    Two more break point opportunities for Raonic and Federer saves them both with excellent points at the net.

    Federer then brings up game point with an overhead smash hit behind Raonic. Federer FINALLY holds with a sweet half volley. 

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    Tie-break to decide the opening set between Djokovic and Berdych.

    No break points, no breaks of serve and it's 6-6.

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    Federer has no trouble holding his serve this time around, wins four straight points to make it 2-2.

    Raonic not doing much while returning and he will have to change that if he wants to extend this match for long. His serve is working well and keeping him ahead in the third set.

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    Federer holds for 1-1 in the 3rd set.

    Small window of opportunity for Raonic at 0-30 but Federer quickly snuffs it out with a good serve and then a long rally on the next that had the Candian on the run.

    BREAK POINT for Raonic as he forces Federer into an error but the Swiss player quickly erases it with a great 1-2 at the net. 

    Federer then comes up with two crisp serves, which included an ace down the T on game point, to hold. 

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    Berdych makes it 4-4 against Djokovic.

    Meanwhile on No 1 Court, Berdych is doing a good job of holding his own against Djokovic. First set tied at 4-4 with no breaks of serve yet. No break points created by either player so far in the match.

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    Time to look at the numbers! Check out those serve percentages from Federer.

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    Roger Federer leads 6-4, 6-2 against Milos Raonic in 60 minutes.

    The Swiss ace is cruising in this quarter-final so far.

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    Federer takes the second set 6-2.

    Federer starts off with a forehand winner. Then follows it up with a service winner. Ace on the third point and it's three set points for Federer.

    Federer seals the 2nd set 6-2 in less than half an hour after Raonic dumps a forehand into the net.

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    Raonic wrestles out a tough hold for 2-5.

    Federer will now serve for the second set. 

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    On No 1 Court, the fourth quarter-final between Novak Djokovic and Tomas Berdych is under way!

    Djokovic the heavy favourite in that match as he leads the head-to-head record 25-2. 

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    Federer in complete control of the second set!

    The Swiss player breaks again for a 4-1 lead. He has rarely put a foot wrong in this match so far and Raonic needs to quickly change things to make any impact. 

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    Raonic in trouble at the very start of the 2nd set. 

    Goes down a break point and then can only watch as Federer hits the ball into a corner to break. Federer leads 1-0 in the second set.

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    Sharp opening set from the 3rd seed! Take a look at the stats.

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    Federer serves out the opening set 6-4 with an ace. 

    Federer secured an early break in the 5th game and didn't look back. 31 minutes to take the first set against Raonic.

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    Federer breaks and then consolidates for 4-2

    The Swiss player is the first one to break in the opening set and he's serving quite well at the moment. 

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    First Wimbledon semi-final for Marin Cilic and look what it means to him!

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    Marin Cilic defeats Gilles Muller 3-6, 7-6, 7-5, 5-7, 6-1 in a see-sawing battle.

    Cilic will face Querrey in the semi-final. 

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    Federer quickly makes it 2-2 with a service hold at 15. 

    This match will involve a lot of short point and big serves. 

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    Raonic saves break point for 2-1.

    Break point for Federer!

    The Swiss ace hit a wonderful forehand pass to win his first point of the game and then put pressure on the Raonic serve.

    Raonic saves the break point with a deep forehand that Federer could only return into the net. Deuce. 

    Advantage for Raonic after Federer takes a big swing to overhot his forehand. 

    Good 1-2 from the Canadian after a big serve helps him close the game out.

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    Raonic starts off with a love-hold, Federer responds by quickly holding in return. Four minutes in, 1-1.

    The winner of this match will play the winner of the Novak Djokovic-Tomas Berdych.

    Sam Querrey already into the semis, awaits winner of Gilles Muller vs Marin Cilic.

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    Roger Federer and Milos Raonic are out on Centre Court, warming up!

    Federer will be hoping to avnege his 2016 semi-final loss to the Canadian. 

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    STAT!

    At No 28, Sam Querrey is the lowest-ranked man to reach a Grand Slam semi-final since No 34 Tommy Haas at 2009 Wimbledon.

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    Meanwhile in the other quarter-final, Gilles Muller has forced a fifth set.

    Muller wins the fourth set 7-5 against Cilic by breaking right at the end.

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    Novak Djokovic can take over as World No 1 if he wins Wimbledon title.

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    Take a look at the numbers from the Murray-Querrey match:

A Wimbledon-record five men older than 30 will play in the quarter-finals, led by 35-year-old Roger Federer, who is bidding for a record eighth title at the All England Club.

Federer's opponent is Milos Raonic — the third time in four years they will face each other at the tournament. Federer beat Raonic in the 2014 semi-finals, then lost to him in last year's semi-finals.

Roger Federer in action at Wimbledon. AP

Roger Federer in action at Wimbledon. AP

"Roger's been the best player, I think, this year, hands down, when he's been on court," said the sixth-seeded Raonic, a Canadian who was the 2016 runner-up to Andy Murray at Wimbledon.

"But it's not about six months or whatnot. It comes down to Wednesday, one day, so I've just got to try to find a way to try to be better on that day."

The Federer-Raonic winner will take on either three-time champion Novak Djokovic, 30, or 2010 runner-up Tomas Berdych, 31, in the semi-finals.

Djokovic, who owns a 25-2 career record against Berdych, had a trainer massage his right shoulder during his fourth-round win, so it will be important to see how that part of his body holds up in the quarter-finals.

On the other half of the draw, two-time champion Murray, 30, plays 24th-seeded American Sam Querrey, who has never been to a major semi-final.

Murray will retain his world number one ranking if he defeats Querrey, the man who ended Djokovic's run as champion in 2016.

Murray is bidding to make his eighth Wimbledon semi-final in the last nine years and is playing in his 10th straight quarter-final at the tournament.

The other quarter-final is 2014 US Open champion Marin Cilic against 16th-seeded Gilles Muller, 34, who stunned Rafael Nadal 15-13 in the fifth set of a fourth-round marathon that lasted more than four and a half hours.

Cilic has lost in the last-eight in each of the last three years -– falling to Djokovic in 2014 and 2015, and to Federer in five-sets last year despite holding a 2-0 lead.

Take a look at the Order of Play for Day 9 at Wimbledon:

Centre Court (1:00pm/1200 GMT)

Andy Murray (GBR x1) v Sam Querrey (USA x24)

Milos Raonic (CAN x6) v Roger Federer (SUI x3)

Court One (1:00pm/1200 GMT)

Gilles Muller (LUX x16) v Marin Cilic (CRO x7)

Tomas Berdych (CZE x11) v Novak Djokovic (SRB x2)

With inputs from agencies


Published Date: Jul 12, 2017 11:00 pm | Updated Date: Jul 13, 2017 12:10 am


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