Wimbledon 2017, men's semi-finals, highlights: Roger Federer beats Tomas Berdych, will face Marin Cilic

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Wimbledon 2017, men's semi-finals, highlights: Roger Federer beats Tomas Berdych, will face Marin Cilic
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    Thank you so much for following our live coverage today. Make sure you tune in tomorrow for the women's singles final.

    Here's the Order of Play for Centre Court on Saturday: (starts at 2 PM BST/ 6:30 PM IST)

    Garbine Muguruza vs Venus Williams

    Kubot/Melo v Marach/Pavic

    Chan/Niculescu v Makarova/Vesnina

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    Before we sign off, here's our image of the day!

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    So the Wimbledon 2017 men's singles final is set:

    Roger Federer (3) vs Marin Cilic (7).

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    At 35 years of age, Roger Federer becomes the oldest man to a reach a Grand Slam final since Ken Rosewall in 1974.

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    Take a look at the final starts from Federer's win:

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    Records galore for Federer with this win.

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    The winning point!

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    Roger Federer reaches the Wimbledon final without dropping a set.

    On Sunday, he will play for his EIGHTH title here and 19th Grand Slam title overall.

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    Roger Federer defeats Tomas Berdych 7-6(4), 7-6(4), 6-4 to reach Wimbledon final.

    29th Grand Slam final for the Swiss ace. 

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    Federer holds at 15 to win! 

    He is through to a record 11th Wimbledon final. 

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    Berdych holds for 4-5.

    Berdych serving to stay alive in this quarter-final at 3-5. 

    He gets ahead 40-0 but Federer pulls two points back - he played an incredible no-look passing shot.

    But Berdych holds! Federer will now serve for a place in the final.

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    Federer has been quite disgruntled throughout the match. But he consolidates his break with a comfortable hold. 5-3.

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    Berdych broken, now trails 3-4.

    Federer creates a break point (his 9th of the match) on Berdych's serve. 

    Federer lands a decent deep return to Berdych's second serve and Berdych's forehand strays wide.
     
    Federer gets the break and is now just two games away from an 11th Wimbledon final. 

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    Federer just produced FOUR unreturnable serves to get out of a big hole. 

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    Federer saves two break points to make it 3-3.

    Two break points for Berdych as Federer plays a couple of horror shots.

    Federer has now lost six of the last seven points.

    Federer saves both with two service winners. Deuce. 

    Another big serve and it's advantage, Federer.

    Federer wins the game with an ace down the T.

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    Federer has converted only ONE of his eight break points so far.

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    The third set starts off with four straight holds and then Berdych saves a break point to make it 3-2. 

    Federer gets to 15-30 on Berdych's serve. The Czech swings a forehand cross-court to make it 30-30.

    Federer wins the next point with a smash volley at the net. BREAK POINT.

    Federer sends his forehand into the net and it's deuce. Federer not happy with himself. He screams "How did I miss that shot?!" in Swiss-German. 

    Berdych produces a great serve down the tee and wins the point with a backhand winner down the line. Game point for the Czech. 

    Another big serve helps him hold.

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    Time to look at the stats from the second set. Federer doing marginally better in all the departments.

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    Tomas Berdych has never come back to win a Grand Slam match after losing the first two sets. Will this be the first time that he achieves this feat?

    He has been playing well, but Federer has stepped up during the most important points. Federer's forehand was on fire in the tie-break -- he hits four straight winners off the forehand wing that ultimately helped him clinch the second set.

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    Roger Federer takes a 2-0 lead over Tomas Berdych by winning tow tie-breaks. 7-6(4), 7-6(4).

    The 3rd seed is on the brink of making the final.

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    Federer wins the tie-break 7-4.

    Berydch holds to make it 2-5. Federer double faults and it's 5-3. 

    Federer brings up set points with a winning volley at the net. 6-3. 

    A short return from Federer helps Berdych win the point, 4-6. Two more set points. 

    Berdych nets his backhand return and Federer clinches the tie-break. 7-4.

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    Tie-break time! Federer leads 5-1 at change of ends.

    Federer starts off with a good serve, Berdych responds with an ace. 1-1.

    Federer slaps a Berdych second serev cross-court for a winner. First mini-break to Federer, who leads 2-1.

    Federer again hooks a forehand that just clips the line. 3-1. On the next point, Federer hits a perfect cross-court forehand to pass Berdych at the net. 4-1.

    Federer fires a huge forehand that Berdych can't return and it's now 5-1 to the Swiss.

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    Berdych holds to love and we are once again heading into the tie-break to decide the outcome of a set.

    The serving has been top class from both players. 

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    Looks like the cold is still bothering Federer.

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    Check out this amazing passing shot from Federer on full stretch.

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    Federer edges ahead 6-5, Berdych to once again serve to stay in the second set.

    Berdych is testing Federer well but Federer is coming up with brilliant shots to stay ahead. He is whiping the forehand really well and wins the first point of his service game with a sweet drop shot.

    Two big serves and it's 40-0. 

    Federer serves and volleys on game point and holds comfortably. 

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    Berdych holds for 5-5.

    Berdych falls behind 15-30.

    Then he comes up with a big serve to make it 30-30. 

    The Czech moves Federer from one end to another and then smashes away a short return to set up game point. 

    He hits an ace to make it 5-5.

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    Berdych comes up with a quick hold, and Federer follows suit. The Swiss player is up 5-4, and the second set is on serve. Shadows are beginning to creep across Centre Court. 

    Crucial time in the set again. Berdych needs to serve under pressure to stay alive in the second set. 

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    Federer's serve comes to his rescue, he save a break point and makes it 4-3.

    Federer falls behind 0-30 on his serve after hitting two returns out. 

    The Swiss fires two perfect serves - one out wide that Berdych barely got a racquet on and the other a clean ace down the T. 30-30.

    Federer's serve rescues him again and he makes it 40-30. 

    Berdych continues to return quite deep and gets a short reply from Federer that he neatly tucks away at the net with a drop shot.

    Berdych hits a forehand return winner to create break point.

    Federer saves that with an astonishing cross-court forehand that he whips just above the net. Deuce. Excellent point from the Swiss!

    Two big serves and Federer is out jail. Holds for 4-3.

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    Berdych holds to make it 3-3.

    Confident service game from the Czech, holding at 15 and winning the final point at the net with a volley. 

    The 11th seed is playing a lot more freely now and his game has improved as the match has gone by.

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    Two quick holds to start off the second set.

    Federer is yet to drop a set in this tournament. 

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    Time for the numbers! Federer hit 17 winners to Berdych's 10.

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    Look at Federer and his box celebrate!

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    Roger Federer wins the opening set over Tomas Berdych 7-6(4) in 53 minutes.

    The Swiss ace is two sets away from his 11th Wimbledon final.

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    Federer wins the first set 7-6(4).

    Federer gives the mini break back by hitting his forehand long. 4-3.

    Federer wins the next point thanks to an unforced error from Berdych. 5-3.

    Berdych finally holds to make it 4-5.

    Two serves for Federer now, the set is on his racquet. And he wins two straight points to win the tie-break 7-4.

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    Federer leads 4-2 in the tie-break at the first change of ends.

    Berdych attacks the Federer forehand and is rewarded with an error. 1-0.

    Federer fires a service winner out wide. 1-1.

    Another huge serve from Federer, this time down the T, and it's 2-1 to Federer.

    Federer gets the first mini-break of the tie-break by coming in to the net and finishing the point with a volley winner. 3-1.

    Berdych then comes forward, and Federer can only find the net on his backhand. 3-2. 

    Federer leads 4-2 after another great serve, this time into Berdych's body.

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    Federer holds to take the first set into the tie-break.

    Federer now serving to stay alive in the first set. Had his chances in the previous game but couldn't convert.

    At 15-15, Berdych overcooks his forehand. Federer follows it with a massive serve down the T. 

    He holds with an ace. 6-6.

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    Berdych holds for 6-5 after saving two set points.

    Costly error from Berdych as he nets a simple backhand. 15-30. 

    Federer then sends a forehand long. He thinks it was good and challenges. Hawk-Eye shows that it was well long, and now Federer has no challenges remaining. 30-30.

    Set point for Federer but Berdych saves it with a big serve. Deuce. 

    Federer creates another set point by attacking at the net and hitting right at Berdych. The Czech can't get a racquet properly and it's advantage Berdych. 

    Another BIG SERVE and Berdych once again saves another set point. 

    He wins the next point when Federer sends his backhand wide. He finally holds with another booming serve.

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    Federer responds with a love-hold of his own and it's 5-5.

    Credit to Berdych for hanging tough in the opening set.

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Less than a month shy of 36 and bidding for a record eighth Wimbledon men's title, Roger Federer will play in the semi-finals against 2010 runner-up Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic.

Federer is the only member of tennis' Big Four left; No 1-seeded Andy Murray, No 2 Novak Djokovic and No 3 Rafael Nadal are all gone. And Federer has been quite impressive over the past two weeks.

He hasn't lost a set, while winning 63 of 66 service games. He's made only 49 unforced errors in five matches.

The third seed is two victories away from moving clear of Pete Sampras and William Renshaw at the top of the list of men's Wimbledon champions.

For his part, 11th seed Berdych will be looking to improve on his 2010 performance when he made it all the way to the final but was beaten by Nadal in the showpiece match.

The 31-year-old has said he will attempt to play with self-belief and produce his best form against Federer but acknowledges the scale of the task ahead.

In the first semi-final, 2014 US Open champion Marin Cilic of Croatia faces 24th-seeded Sam Querrey, the first US man in a Grand Slam tournament's final four since 2009.

Querrey and Cilic are among the most prolific ace masters in the tournament, having fired down 126 and 105 respectively on their way to the last four.

Cilic, 28, will be the favourite against Querrey, the Croatian has a 4-0 head-to-head record against his 29-year-old opponent.

The 2014 US Open champion, who said his triumph at Flushing Meadows transformed his confidence levels, believes Querrey's lack of experience on the biggest stage could have an impact on the outcome of their match.

"Sam hasn't been at this part of the tournament... maybe that can have a small part in playing that match," he said.

Order Of Play for Day 11:

Centre Court (Play begins at 01:00 PM local/ 05:30 PPM IST)

Sam Querrey (24), United States, vs Marin Cilic (7), Croatia

Roger Federer (3), Switzerland, vs Tomas Berdych (11), Czech Republic


Published Date: Jul 14, 2017 11:59 pm | Updated Date: Jul 15, 2017 12:20 am


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