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It took the Swiss Maestro four sets to beat the defending champion, but once again, Roger Federer is trying to prove that he still got what it takes to get back to the top of the sport. And he just might. Earlier today, Roger Federer was facing Novak Djokovic at Centre Court. He knows very well how it feels to be here, what it takes to be successful at the All English Club. Knowing well that Rafael Nadal was out of the picture and that if he managed to defeat the Serb, he will meet either Andy Murray or Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in Sunday’s final, Roger Federer made sure to play this matchup as if it was the championship game. He has won the Wimbledon Championships 6 times, and is now officially going to make it to the final for the 8th time. The only time he lost at a Wimbledon Final was back in 2008 when he lost game 5 to Rafa Nadal.
Federer made the best of the matchup against the No. 1 ranked player in the world. At the end, the six time Wimbledon Champion defeated Djokovic 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3. As of press time, it looks as if it is going to be Andy Murray who will be facing Federer in the final. This is Murray’s first trip into the Wimbledon Finals. As a matter of fact, this is the first time a British has made it into the final since 1938. Oh yeah, the crowd can’t be as static to see one of their own holding a chance to win the Championships. Then again, Murray has not won a single Grand Slam and before him, will be standing no other than Roger Federer, a player who has won 16, and is just one tennis matchup away from reaching a record breaking 17th Grand Slam win, tie Pete Sampras for his 7th Wimbledon Championship, a record they will share with a player from the 1880’s William Renshaw. As if that was not enough, if Federer wins the Wimbledon Trophy, he will take over the No.1 spot in the rankings currently held by Djokovic and tie Sampras record of 286 week as the top ranked player in the world.
So things are looking very, extremely, well for Roger Federer. And defeating Novak Djokovic in the semis is going to give Federer the needed stamina to close the deal in the final. Sure enough, there is still a chance that Murray or Tsonga could pull off one heck of an upset. But it’s just not too likely. Despite Murray having all the support from the local crowd, Federer is looking very well and he never showed a sign of the back pains that have slowed him down in the past. Federer realizes that there is a lot at stake for him. “There’s obviously a lot on the line for me in terms of winning here, the all-time Grand Slam record, world No. 1,” Federer said in the press conference after defeating Djokovic. “I’m also going into that match with some pressure, but I’m excited about it. That’s what I play for.”