Roger Federer will play Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon final after beating Milos Raonic in straight sets 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 to reached his ninth final at the All England Club. The seven-time champion dominated the first set, and Raonic was up against it as the Swiss Master was too good for the young Canadian as he continued to cruise on his serve. In the second set Federer continued where he left off.
One break of serve was sufficient as the former world number one moved into a two sets to love lead. In the third set the eighth seed was looking to fought his way back to the game. Roanic held serve to lead 1-0 before the Fed Express levelled. It stayed on serve until 4-4 when the fourth seed broke before holding to secure a straight sets win and book his place in the final against top seed and world number two, Novak Djokovic.
Djokovic was a 6-4, 3-6, 7-6, 7-6 winner over Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov. In the first set Dimitrov was the first to serve and held for a 1-0 lead but Djokovic won his first to level the match at 1-1. Djokovic continued to put pressure on Dimitrov, winning on his own serve to lead 4-2 but the eleventh seed stayed in touch before the Serb clinched the set 6-4.
In the second set Dimitrov won his first game in the second set, but the world number two broke back and again soon after to lead 3-1. Dimitrov fought his way back, breaking twice to move into a 5-3 lead. The Bulgarian went on to take the set 6-3 to level the match.
In the third Djokovic was looking to play better and won the first game on his serve but Dimitrov starting to find his own feet to send the set into a tie-break. It would be the 2011 champion that prevailed to move into a 2-1 lead ahead of the fourth set. The fourth set started on serve before Djokovic broke Dimitrov to lead by 2-1 before the Bulgarian broke right back. The players were neck and neck and the fourth set also required a tie-breaker.
Dimitrov was looking good but it was Djokovic that emerged victorious to set up a final date on Sunday against either Roger Federer or Milos Raonic.