Federer Sets Up Wimbledon Final verses Cilic
Roger Federer stayed firmly on course for an eighth Wimbledon title by seeing off Tomas Berdych to reach Sunday’s showpiece.
Federer, 35, was playing in a 12th semi-final at the All England Club and was forced to play his best tennis of the tournament to defeat Berdych 7-6 (7-4) 7-6 (7-4) 6-4 to reach an 11th final at Wimbledon and his first since 2015.
Victory made Federer, who was playing in his 42nd Grand Slam semi-final, the second oldest finalist after Ken Rosewall who finished runner-up in 1974 at the age of 39.
He is bidding to win a record eighth title against Croatia’s Marin Cilic in Sunday’s final after he reached his first Wimbledon championship match at the 11th attempt with victory over America’s Sam Querrey.