Roger Federer Defeats Andy Murray To Reach 10th Wimbledon Final
Playing the kind of untouchable tennis that has brought him 17 Grand Slam titles, Roger Federer beat Andy Murray in straight sets Friday to reach his 10th Wimbledon final and put him within one victory of a record eighth championship at the All England Club.
Riding a dominant serve that produced 20 aces, keeping relentless pressure on Murray with his returns and breaking at the end of each set, Federer put on a supreme grass-court performance to outclass his British rival 7-5, 7-5, 6-4.
The win sent Federer into his 26th Grand Slam final, where he will face defending champion Novak Djokovic in Sunday's championship match. It will be a repeat of last year's final, which Djokovic won in five sets.Earlier, defending champion Novak Djokovic reached his fourth Wimbledon final with a convincing win over French 21st seed Richard Gasquet.
The Serbian top seed won 7-6 (7-2) 6-4 6-4 and will face seven-time winner Roger Federer in Sunday's final.