Swiss maestro Roger Federer beat Tomas Berdych 7-6 (4) 7-6 (4) 6-4 in the second men’s singles semi-final on Friday to cruise into another Wimbledon final.
With this win, Federer became the oldest player since Ken Roswell to reach men’s singles final at Wimbledon.
“I feel very privileged to be in another final,” a delighted Federer said after his victory.
Berdych too was all praises for Federer after the match.
“I don’t see anything that would indicate, really, Roger is getting older. This guy doesn’t seem to slow down at all. I think I played really good tennis throughout the whole tournament. But, unfortunately, I faced a guy who is playing by far the best tennis right now,” he said.
The 35-year-old Federer will now take on Crotia’s Marin Cilic in quest to his 19th grand slam title and first Wimbledon since 2012. On the other hand, Cilic who beat Sam Querrey will be eyeing his first grand slam when he takes on the Swiss challenge.