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Eighteen time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer advanced to the Wimbledon semifinals by beating sixth seeded Canadian Milos Raonic at the All England Club.
Federer produced a comfortable 6-4, 6-2, 7-6 (7-4) victory over Raonic to marked his 100th match, having 89-11 win-loss record on Centre Court and 50th Grand Slam quarterfinal of his career.
“I am much better prepared for Wimbledon this year. I’m playing very well. I’m rested. I’m fresh. I’m confident, too. Then great things do happen. Confidence is a huge thing,” Federer said
The 35-year-old Swiss is the second oldest man to reach the semifinals aside from Australian tennis legend Ken Rosewall who finished runner-uo in 1974 at the age of 39.
On the other end, Raonic accepted the defeat and expressed that he did everything to win but admitted that Federer was doing great things to keep the pressure on him.
Moving forward, Federer, who is trying to record his eight Wimbledon title, will play next the seeded No. 11 and 2010 finalist Thomas Berdych in the semifinal stage.
With world number one Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal are out of the tournament, Federer is the huge favorite to lift the trophy at the All England Club.