Federer and Murray storm in to Wimbledon semi’s

The men’s semi-finals at Wimbledon have been decided after a dramatic day at the All England Club.

Roger Federer secured a spot in his 11th Wimbledon semi-final overnight after a mammoth five set victory over Marin Cilic.

But it was no easy feat for the former World No.1.


ARTICLE CONTINUES AFTER THIS ADVERTISEMENT


Federer was nearly out once, not twice but three times.

The champion was down two sets and faced three match points but managed to deliver three huge serves to keep himself alive in the match.

Then he produced the comeback of a lifetime to take out the clash 6-7 (7/4), 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (11/9), 6-3 after three hours and 17 minutes.

“I knew I was in so much trouble in the third and again in the fourth,” Federer said.

“It wasn’t going well for me. So for me it was about staying in the match and somehow hope for his level to drop … and maybe get a bit lucky. That’s exactly what happened at 3-3, 0-40 (in the third set),” added Federer about the game where he saved three break points.

“Obviously the breaker was crazy. It was an incredible match. Marin is one of the nicest guys on the tour so I feel sorry for him but for me the dream continues.”

He’ll now face the big serving Canadian Milos Raonic for a spot in the final.

Andy Murray also survived a comeback to reach a spot in the semifinals – but it was Jo Wilfried Tsonga was the one fighting hard to stay alive in the tournament.

Murray looked like he would waltz into his seventh semi at the All England Club after grabbing the first two sets.

But Tsonga fought back strongly, taking out the third and fourth to send the match into a fifth set showdown.

But Murray was the one who found momentum in the fifth, taking out the final set 6-1 to win 7-6(10), 6-3, 3-6, 4-6, 6-1 in almost four hours.

Murray will now take on Tomas Berdych for a spot in the final.