Federer sails into 11th Wimbledon final

Source: Xinhua| 2017-07-15 10:43:11|Editor: MJ
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Roger Federer of Switzerland returns the ball during the men's singles semifinal match with Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic at the Championship Wimbledon 2017 in London, Britain on July 14, 2017. Roger Federer won 3-0. (Xinhua/Han Yan)

LONDON, July 15 (Xinhua) -- Roger Federer reached the final of Wimbledon championships for the 11th time on Friday after beating 2010 Wimbledonrunner-up Tomas Berdych 7-6 (4), 7-6 (4), 6-4.

The 35-year-old Swiss star is on the verge of clinching an eighth championship at the All England Club.

Federer has won every set he's played in this year's tournament. On Sunday, he will face 2014 U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic, who reached his first final at the All England Club by eliminating 24th-seeded Sam Querrey of the U.S. 6-7 (6), 6-4, 7-6 (3), 7-5.

"I feel very privileged to be in another final and get the pleasure to play on Center Court another time," said Federer who was playing in his 42nd Grand Slam semi-final.

He is the second oldest man to make the Wimbledon final after 39-year-old Ken Rosewall finished runner-up in 1974.

If he beat Cilic on Sunday, Federer will become Wimbledon's oldest champion, succeeding Arthur Ashe who was almost 32 when he won in 1975.