Roger Federer advanced to his record eighth Wimbledon final on Friday, defeating world top-ranked Novak Djokovic 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 to keep alive his quest for a seventh title and a return to No. 1 in the rankings.
He'll play the winner of the other semifinal match between Andy Murray and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in Sunday's final.
The all-time leader in Grand Slam victories is back in a Wimbledon final for the first time since 2009. He used power and precision on his serve to keep Djokovic off balance and score one of the biggest victories of his career. One month shy of 31, Federer was in retro form. With a win on Sunday, he'll put his all-time Grand Slam record further out of reach and ascend to No. 1, tying him with Pete Sampras for most weeks in the top spot of the ranking.
Djokovic was uncharacteristically off, a byproduct of both Federer's deft movement on grass and some inconsistency on his groundstrokes. There were whispers that he may be suffering from a cold. He looked like it.Read More »from Federer sweeps past Djokovic