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