Federer Races Past Raonic to Reach Wimbledon Semifinals

Beth Cruz
July 13, 2017

Entering Friday's semifinal, the 17-time Grand Slam champ is the only top-five seed remaining in the tournament and he is six years older than Berdych, the next-oldest semifinalist.

But Raonic believes the seven-time Wimbledon mental refreshment is just as important - even though the physical side is much improved too.

"I feel like I'm rested enough".

Roger Federer went where Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic could not as the Swiss eased into the Wimbledon semi-finals by beating Milos Raonic in straight sets.

When the match does start, know that the BBC has the rights to Wimbledon here in the United Kingdom, and its coverage kick-offs on BBC 1 at 12.15pm BST.

"I guess as much as you can say about sport, which is probably one of the least predictable things, but he has it within his grasp, let's say". I can look at this quarter-final in a totally relaxed fashion, ' Federer said, as quoted by the Daily Mail. Murray lost in five sets to Sam Querrey, and Djokovic retired early in the second set against Tomas Berdych. It was hard. At first I felt relieved making the decision, but then when it went official and people knew around the world I was not going to play in Paris, I got a little sad, I must admit, because I felt like it was a great record for me to keep going - 65 Slams in a row. Federer, the pre-tournament favourite, is just three wins away from winning an unprecedented seventh Wimbledon title.

The victor will face either 12-time major champion Novak Djokovic or the 11th seed Tomas Berdych while in the top half of the draw it is Andy Murray and Marin Cilic who are due to meet in the semis.

"I'm very pleased with how I'm playing".

"Sometimes maybe the body and the mind do need a rest".

Federer has already trimmed back his schedule, skipping the 2016 and 2017 French Opens which were won by Djokovic and Nadal.

The contrast between Federer and Murray and Djokovic on Wednesday was impossible to ignore. "It's always calibrating the whole thing. But I'm happy that my dream run continues and we'll see what happens next".

Defending champion Andy Murray will open play on Centre Court against Sam Querrey.

Federer managed a break in the first set and two in the second. I think it's definitely different ever since my injury.

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