Roger Federer was in his elements as he defeated Milos Raonic 6-4, 6-2, 7-6 (7-4) to advance to the semifinals of the Wimbledon 2017 Men’s Singles. With this, Raonic’s campaign comes to an end. The 26-year-old Canadian finished runner-up last year. It was a special outing for Federer as he was playing his 100th singles match at Wimbledon.
Federer, who is looking for his eighth Wimbledon title, will now face Tomas Berdych in the semifinal. Meanwhile, it will be a record 42nd Grand Slam semis and record 12th Wimbledon last four contest for Federer. Also Read- Wimbledon 2017: Sam Querrey Knocks Out Defending Champion Andy Murray, Marches into Semis
Post his win, Federer said: “I’m very happy that my body has kept me going after all this years. Mexican Wave on Centre Court, you don’t see that every day. You knew the danger was there for one of us.”
Federer also said that it is good to face different opponents in the knockouts and also wished recovery for Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic. “I hope for Andy and Novak will recover in time for the American summer. I’m sure Rafa will come back very strong. I predicted that Cilic would have a good run, and he’s proving to do so. It’s nice to see different guys. I’m glad my dream run is continuing,” he added. Also Read- Wimbledon 2017: Tomas Berdych Through to Semis After Novak Djokovic Retires
Raonic started with the lead in the opening set. However, Federer made sure that he claims the first set 6-4. The 35-year-old then won the two consecutive sets to keep himself in the hunt for eighth Wimbledon title.