Wimbledon 2017: Only Federer out of the ‘big 4’, survived till the semi finals

Wimbledon 2017: Only Federer out of the ‘big 4’, survived till the semi finals

Roger Federer has moved tn the semi finals of the Wimbledon tournament for 12th time and has set his eyes on his 8th Wimbledon and overall 19th Grand Slam title as Andy Murray and Nodav Djokovic was also knocked out of the tournament on Wednesday after Rafael Nadala lost to Gilles Muller in the quarter finals on Tuesday.

35 year old Federer became the second oldest semi-finalist in Wimbledon after Ken Rosewall, who was the runner-up at Wimbledon 1974, as he registered an easy 6-4, 6-2, 7-6 (7/4) win over Milos Raonic in the quarter finals. He also played is 100th match at the all England Club on Wednesday. “100 matches, I can’t believe it, that’s a lot,” he said on the achievement.

While the defending champion Murray lost 3-6, 6-4, 6-7 (4/7), 6-1, 6-1 to Sam Querrey. Mureay was struggling throughout the match due to hip injury. Regarding his injury he said that he just wanted to see if it was possible to pull of the win as he knew that he is not going to do any major damage by playing. He said that he had problem with the hip for a long time but still he everything he had in this match. While his opponent Querrey became the first Amercican since 2009 to reach semi-final after Andy Roddick who finished 2nd in Wimbledon 2009.

Djokovic had to quit quarter-finals against Tomas Berdych due to right elbow injury while he was trailing 7-6 (7/2), 2-0. Only after the completion of first set he needed some treatment.

Now, the equations of the semi-final is that Tomas Berdych will play against Roger Federer in the semi finals while Marin Cilic will play against Sam Querrey in another semi final. Marin Clic defeated Gilles Muller in the quarter finals (3-6, 7-6 (8/6), 7-5, 5-7, 6-1) who beaten Rafael Nadal to reach quarter-finals and he has a very good record against Querrey as he has defeated in the four matches, both have played against each other, three out which came in Wimbledon itself.

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