Roger Federer reached his record eighth Wimbledon final today, beating defending champion Novak Djokovic in four sets.
In their 27th meeting but first on grass, the six-time champion defeated Djokovic 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 and is now one victory away from equalling
two other records in an already record-laden career.
If Federer beats either Andy Murray or Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in Sunday’s
final, he will equal Pete Sampras’ record of seven Wimbledon titles, a
mark he shares with 1880s player William Renshaw. He would also take
over the No. 1 ranking from Djokovic and equal Sampras’ record of 286
weeks as the top-ranked player.
Murray and Tsonga will play in the other semifinal.
Neither has won a Grand Slam title yet while Federer is aiming for his 17th.