Wimbledon: Roger Federer qualified for final by beating Novak Djokovic

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roger-federer-wimbledonJuly 7, Wimbledon: Roger Federer hit a new record in qualifying Friday for his eighth Wimbledon final at the expense of Novak Djokovic dominated in four sets 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3, and attempt to another match with seventh title Sunday against Andy Murray and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

If he wins Sunday, the Swiss will get the world No.1 place it has occupied over the past two years and will join again Pete Sampras, the seven-time Wimbledon champion who is also the player who spent the most time at the head of the hierarchy (286 weeks).

The clash against Djokovic has not kept its promises. There has been a sort of “remake” reversed the disappointing semi-final at Roland Garros won by Djokovic in straight sets a month ago.

For two sets, both players were too effective service for the match to be spectacular. “There is almost no trade,” admitted Federer.

The turn of match took place in the third set, where the level of Thurs. amounted, particularly that of Federer which concluded of a smash after a magnificent exchange. He managed to wake in the breaker early in the fourth set before rolling to “the kind of victory that inspires confidence.”

“I played very well in the third set. I was offensive, I was looking for the victory. I was able to increase pressure on Novak,” said the Swiss, who will play his 24th Grand Slam final, a record held for a long time, one month of his 31st birthday.

This success is particularly sweet in the heart of Switzerland, who had been offended by his two eliminations in the quarterfinals of his favorite tournament in 2010 and 2011.

It also allows him to reverse a very negative trend against Djokovic, who won six of their last seven encounters.

But this confrontation 27th (15-12 for Federer) was first on turf, the surface where the blows of Switzerland are the most deadly, particularly his first ball. With 12 aces and 30 service aces, he left very few openings in Serbian, who has had three break points (one converted).

Djokovic’s performance was very disappointing. Rafael Nadal dominated throughout the season on clay, he could not find his state of grace in 2011, returning on a surface faster.

“Until the end of the third set was tight. Then my first serve percentage dropped. I had a bad service game and he seized his opportunity. In the fourth set, my energy level has declined. I regret not having played as well as I hoped, but that’s sport, life goes on, “admitted the Serbian, who played six of the last seven Grand Slam finals.

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