Congratulations to Roger Federer fans. It’s been quite a long time since Federer fans had this much to cheer about at a Grand Slam. Roger reached his first Wimbledon final in two years dismissing rival Novak Djokovic 63, 36, 64, 63 in the semifinals.
Federer now stands just one win from a seventh Wimbledon title. He’s also that close to reclaiming to No. 1 ranking.
“Obviously, I’m ecstatic,” Federer told the BBC. “I’m so happy. I played a great match today, a great tournament, a tough tournament for me really. I was able to play some fantastic tennis today. I thought Novak played good, too. The first two sets went so quickly and then the third set was obviously key to the match. I was able to maybe step it up, get a bit lucky maybe, because he had break points too at the end of the third set, so it was a tough match, but great, great crowds and it really was a lot of fun playing out there today.”
In the Sunday final he’ll face a first-time Wimbledon finalist and Brit favorite Andy Murray in the final.
“Andy, I think I’ve lost more than I’ve beaten him, so I’ve a tough task ahead of me. There’s obviously a lot on the line for me in terms of winning here, the all-time Grand Slam record and world number one. So I’m also going into that match with pressure but I’m excited about it. That’s what I’m here for and I hope I can play a good match on Sunday.”
Murray leads Federer in their meetings 8-7 all on hardcourts. Federer has beaten Murray in both previous Grand Slam final meetings in straight sets.
Here’s the interview Federer did with the BBC as he left the court:
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