Classy Djokovic charges into another Wimbledon final

Hugh Grant

The 37-year-old eight-time champion won 7-6 (7/3), 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the pair´s 40th career meeting to move into his 31st Grand Slam final where he will face defending champion Novak Djokovic.

Waiting for Federer in the men's final is 32-year-old Novak Djokovic of Serbia.

"It won't be the first time playing against Federer on the Centre Court", said Djokovic.

Twitter was overawed by the level of play both the veterans produced on Friday and could not stop gushing over Federer's ability to push the limits at the All England Club. Of course, I'm going to be excited and nervous and everything that you can think of.

With the Spaniard making it a match, Djokovic flapped his arms at the capacity crowd in an effort to coax a show of support.

Djokovic was broken once in the second set, allowing Bautista Agut to even the score.

Nadal said defeat was tough but graciously congratulated Federer on being the better player on the day. "He had that match point, he served for the fourth set, but Roger wouldn't be Roger if he wouldn't always find another shot".

The Serbian battled past Roberto Bautista Agut 6-2, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 as he chases back-to-back Wimbledon successes for the second time in his career. There were tight ones and long rallies. Djokovic, the top-ranked tennis player in the world, has won 25 of those times.

And, perhaps shockingly, this is the narrowest the gap has been between the two since July 2004, when Federer had two and Nadal had none.

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First my C-section wound popped open due to the intense coughing I endured as a result of the embolism. 'I will focus on myself'. Serena didn't need to return to the court to solidify herself as the GOAT. "She wants to prove that she can do it again".

Seemingly riled by the British crowd siding with Bautista Agut, rather than the time-and-again Wimbledon champion in their midst, Djokovic threw up his arms in an invitation for them to get behind him instead.

Roger Federer has won the first set 7-6 (3) in his Wimbledon semifinal against Rafael Nadal.

Technical and equipment changes have helped to strengthen Federer's backhand, but we just fear Djokovic will still have a slight edge in too many departments.

"I had to dig deep". But the Spaniard proved incredibly tough in the latter stages, and made Federer earn every single point towards the end.

Nadal led 3-2 in the tiebreaker before Federer won five straight points, clinching the set with a forehand victor.

Appearing in his 12th final at the All England Club, and 16 years after his maiden Wimbledon title triumph, Federer believes there is little new that either he or Djokovic can do to prepare for Sunday's showdown. He double-faulted on his first set point but converted the second with a volley victor that clipped the net cord.

Soon enough, the defending champion was bellowing and shaking his fist after putting away an overhead to go up a break in the third set.

Defending champion Novak Djokovic withstood a fearless effort by Roberto Bautista Agut as he wore down the Spaniard 6-2, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 to reach the Wimbledon final for the sixth time in his career.

The Wimbledon semifinal between Novak Djokovic and Roberto Bautista Agut was briefly interrupted after a fan became ill on Centre Court. Djokovic broke to lead 2-1 in the fourth, and again for 4-1, then needed a handful of match points to seal the victory. But Wimbledon is Federer's dominion: He's won 101 matches at the place - more than any other man at any other Slam, even Nadal at Roland Garros - and all of those trophies.

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