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Wimbledon 2017: Twitter goes wild after Roger Federer reaches record 11th final

15 July 2017

Federer faces Berdych on Friday at 8:00 a.m. ET.

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He will play Marin Cilic in the final and few are expecting anything but a Federer victory on Sunday.

Berdych, who beat Federer in the quarterfinals in 2010, challenged Federer throughout the match. Meanwhile, skipping the French Open appears to have already paid dividends. The second set saw no service breaks and Federer also took it in the tiebreak.

Djokovic, a three-time champion at the All England Club, had a trainer work on his right elbow after the first set ended.

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With a beyond impressive seven Wimbledon men's singles titles to his name, Federer is poised to earn an eighth this year.

His first serve speed dropped and, after falling behind at the start of the second set, the Serb decided that it wasn't worth the risk. Federer had the first break point, but the Czech was able to pull through.

He told a media conference: "I mean, before I go titles or majors, some baby steps before that".

Serving for a place in the final, the Swiss started the game with a passing shot victor, then drew Berdych to the net with a sneaky drop shot, with the Czech netting the response.

How good has Federer been in this tournament? He was followed by Murray (+350), Nadal (+400) and Djokovic (+600).

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Berdych admitted after his loss that he simply came up against an opponent playing better tennis than him during their Centre Court meeting. He hit 25 aces to Querrey's 13. I had that break in the fourth (set). Yet again, he was unable to convert them, making two unforced errors in the process.

It will mark Cilic's second career Grand Slam final, as he won the 2014 US Open.

Entering Wimbledon, Federer had the best odds of winning at +200, according to online betting site Bovada.

- The 28-year-old is now ranked sixth in the world, and seeded seventh at Wimbledon. However, the world number 27 stunned in-form Nadal to win Mexico Open earlier this year.

"I could never really play quite so freely a year ago just because (now) I'm more focused on how the knee's behaving, rather than how I need to hit my forehand or backhand or what's not going to be good for my opponent".

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Five-time victor Venus Williams of the USA will take on Spain's Garbine Muguruza, who lost in the 2015 final to her opponent's younger sister Serena. The men's final will take place on Sunday, the final day of the tournament.

Wimbledon 2017: Twitter goes wild after Roger Federer reaches record 11th final